Computerized Blood Gas Interpretation and Reporting
At LDS Hospital the HELP system is used to order blood gases and to calculate, interpret, and report the results. Orders are entered into the system on the nursing division and are automatically transmitted to the blood gas laboratory. When technicians enter the blood gas results into the HELP system, HELP’S decision logic present is activated and interpretations of the test are generated. The computerized interpretation requires previous blood gas results and other data present in the computerized patient file. The raw blood gas results, along with the computerized interpretation, are reported automatically and promptly to the nursing unit and are included in a variety of summary reports.
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