But please note this is just the easy bits…
Haemodynamic & Monitoring in ICU consists of;
- ECG / EKG
- Arterial Catheters & MAP
- Central Venous Catheters & CVP
- Physical Examination (oedema, pulses, capillary refill etc)
- PAC / PiCCO (see below)
and knowing why we monitor these haemodynamics – SHOCK!
We don’t have true space for PAC (Pulmonary Artery Catheters) or PiCCO explanation here and as a NU2ICU starter you probably shouldn’t be caring for these but knowledge is knowledge so if you need to know check out the great website “Life in the Fast Lane” it features a Critical Care Compendium with more info than you’ll ever need as a starter and heaps of quality information for you for FREE just like NU2ICU!
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Oh’s Intensive Care Manual 7th Edition 2014 by Andrew Bersten, Neil Soni