Alveolar Gas Equation

This micro skills course builds on the analysis of the relationship between alveolar ventilation and the resulting steady-state arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide to derive the alveolar gas equation, sometimes called the alveolar air equation.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the O2 input and output for the alveolar space
  3. Follow the derivation of the alveolar gas equation
  4. Describe physiological and clinical implications of the alveolar gas equation

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.