NU2ICU Haemodynamics & Monitoring

NU2ICU V3 logoHAEMODYNAMICS

But note it’s just the easy bits…

Haemodynamic Monitoring in ICU consists of;

ECG

Arterial line

CVC

PAC / PiCCO

Physical Examination (oedema, pulses, capillary refill etc)

Why we monitor Haemodynamics – SHOCK

We don’t have time for PAC (Pulmonary Artery Catheters) or PiCCO here but you’ll get to love them (if your ICU still uses them) later on.

The great website “Life in the Fast Lane” features a Critical Care Compendium with more info than you’ll need as a starter but heaps of quality information for you for FREE!

 

REFERENCES

Oh’s Intensive Care Manual 7th Edition 2014 by Andrew Bersten, Neil Soni

The ICU Book 4th Edition 2015 by Paul L Marino

 

More reading (or click links above)

NU2ICU ECG

NU2ICU CVC

NU2ICU ARTLINES AND MAP

NU2ICU SHOCK