The importance of pre-analytics in blood gas testing
29 Jun 2022

In this webinar, Patricia DeJuilio, Clinical Director of Respiratory Care and Center for Sleep Health, will focus on the proper sample handling technique to minimize pre-analytical errors in blood gas testing. DeJuilio will present on the variety of sample devices available, acceptable anticoagulants for blood gas analysis, and the arterial draw sites for blood collection. Special attention will be dedicated to the impact on patient test results when the blood sample is improperly handled.

Key learning objectives

  • Understand the technique for properly drawing arterial blood for blood gas analysis
  • Explain the pre-analytical considerations to minimize potential sources of error of patient results
  • Identify suitable anticoagulants for arterial blood gas samples

Who should attend?

Physicians, nurses, point of care coordinators, respiratory therapists, laboratory technicians/technologists and healthcare professionals

Certificate of attendance
All webinar participants can request a certificate of attendance, including a learning outcomes summary, for continuing education purposes.

Accreditation statement

SelectScience is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Attendees of this one-hour webinar are also entitled to 1.0 ACCENT Continuing Education Credits from the AACC. This activity was planned in accordance with ACCENT® Standards and Policies. Verification of Participation certificates are provided to registered participants based on completion of the activity, in its entirety, and the activity evaluation. For questions regarding continuing education, please email

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