What is a ‘BM’?

This is an article by Mags Bannister, Diabetes Nurse Consultant, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the Journal of Diabetes Nursing Volume 17 No 2 2013. It's a short, amusing read about the poor terminology we use! BM – the biggest misnomer in diabetes clinical practice The use of abbreviations in clinical records is... Continue Reading →

Blood Gases – An Introduction

There are two kind of blood gas tests: one is done using blood from an artery (ABG) and one is done using blood from a vein (VBG). The ABG is used to measure oxygen. Both the ABG and VBG tests can measure carbon dioxide and acidity (pH) in the blood.  There are various ways to... Continue Reading →

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