Educational sessions

Watch & listen to educational sessions on hemodynamic monitoring

Audio presentation icon

Non-Invasive Assessment of Cardiac Output and Fluid Balance: Nursing Is On The Case

Author: Debra R. Metter, MN, RN, CCRN CCNS Critical Care and Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist
Target Audience: RN, ARNP, CNS, CNE, nurse manager
Patient population: Adult
Level: Proficient

Session Description: Administration of intravenous fluids and pharmacologic support to maintain a patient’s blood pressure are common tasks performed by all critical care nurses. But how do we know which is the best choice and when enough is enough? 

This interactive session provides an overview of the theory and practical applications of non-invasive assessment of Stroke Volume and Cardiac Output in the dynamic assessment and management of a patient’s fluid status. Participants will have an opportunity to virtually assess, implement and evaluate the results of fluid and vasopressor administration through case scenarios. 

Learning Outcomes:
• Identify and describe characteristics of patients who could best benefit from non-invasive hemodynamic assessment and management
• Describe two hemodynamic functional assessments for providing guided fluid resuscitation

Watch and listen to the education session... 

 
 
Audio presentation icon

Building a Case for Minimally Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Various Shock State

Author: Debra R. Metter, MN, RN, CCRN CCNS Critical Care and Trauma Clinical Nurse Specialist presented this title at NTI 2018.
Target Audience: RN, ARNP, CNS, CNE, nurse manager
Patient Population: Adult
Level: Proficient
Title: 'Building a Case for Minimally Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring in Various Shock States'
Session Description: How do you know when your patient is adequately perfusing?
This session will provide information on how technology can assist in the decision to give fluids or vasopressors with patients in various shock states. A review of stroke volume, cardiac output, systemic vascular resistance, and stroke volume variation will be offered through a case study approach.

Additionally, a discussion of dynamic and static hemodynamic variables will lead the learner through the benefits of both types of measurements. By the end of this session, participants will be able to recognize how advanced hemodynamic monitoring can be used to assess, implement, and evaluate interventions in various shock states.

Learning Outcomes:
• Identify three types of shock, and distinguish their characteristic hemodynamic profiles
• Differentiate between dynamic and static hemodynamic variables and describe the strengths of each
• Apply functional hemodynamic concepts in the management of the critically ill patient in shock 

Watch and listen to the education session... 

 
heart in blue chest

Ready to test your knowledge in an online training course?

Your journey to becoming a hemodynamic monitoring hero starts today at our online academy where you will find training courses, tests, online exams and more..
Go to academy