Point of Care Arterial Blood Gas Order Enhancement
Prior "Blood Gas Arterial POCT", also known as Arterial Blood Gas (ABG), orders were missing a few key items needed to inform the collection workflow, including what level of oxygen supplementation should be used at the time the test is drawn. Clarity is required for accurate interpretation of test results.
Prescribers who order these tests need to indicate whether a patient is "On Current Therapy" (default, no further action required), "On Room Air", or "On Oxygen". If the third button is selected, then a field appears to indicate the oxygen amount and route at the time of testing: