eCPD Tutorials

Acid Base and Blood Gas Interpretation

£20.00 Ex VAT

Type:  eCPD Tutorial 
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    60 minutes (UK), 1 point (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Intermediate



Course Summary

This 60 minute eCPD tutorial discusses how to perform acid-base and blood gas analysis, to aid diagnosis and treatment in our veterinary patients


  • Assess blood pH levels and recognise abnormalities
  • Interpret whether a derangement is metabolic or respiratory in origin
  • Have compensatory mechanisms occurred?
  • Perform blood gas analysis to assess ventilation and oxygenation
  • Common causes and treatment of acid-base and blood gas analysis

Course Tutor

Lindsey Ashburner VTS (ECC), CertVNECC, RVN, AFHEA
University of Edinburgh

Course Length

The course is worth 60 minutes of CPD for UK delegates and 1 AVNAT point  for Australian and New Zealand delegates

The course is provided with unlimited lifetime access for on-demand learning

Course Notes

Unfortunately, course notes are not available to accompany this tutorial

Release date: Sept 2022


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Lindsey Ashburner VTS (ECC), CertVNECC, RVN, AFHEA
University of Edinburgh


Lindsey is an Emergency and Critical Care Nurse at the Edinburgh University Hospital for Small Animals.  She graduated in 2012 from the College of Animal Welfare and started her career in mixed practice. She soon discovered her passion for ECC nursing and achieved the Vets Now certificate in emergency and critical care. In 2015 she started her current job with the Edinburgh University as a dedicated ECC nurse in a busy ICU department.  In 2017 Lindsey was awarded a scholarship from Edinburgh University which enabled her to complete the Vet Tech Specialist (ECC) qualification in 2019 and she has a particular interest in trauma, blood transfusions and acid-base and electrolyte disturbances.


Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available). Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 60 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the course.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 1 AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 1 CPD point.



This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


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