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Having googled ABG analysis procedure and reading the nurses protocol I came across the following.... \" Blood is a living tissue and it continues to consume oxygen and produce carbon dioxide whilst in the syringe\" . Isn't that amazing?! It continues with a life of its own independent of the body! It didn't say how long it continued for but it must be quite some time , as the reason this was mentioned was because ....\" The sample must be analyzed within ten minutes. or placed in ice and water and analyzed within thirty minutes to avoid a false result\". Otherwise they must discard the sample and start again as the oxygen / carbon dioxide readings will be too high!
WOW! Having studied Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology I thought I knew all the basic structures , workings and malfunctions of the body, but that one blew me away? Aren't we - and all life for that matter - absolutely miraculous?!
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