Handbook of Hemodynamic Monitoring


  • Gloria Darovic, RN, CCRN, Lecturer/Consultant, American Medical Education, Inc., San Diego, CA; Staff Nurse, Recovery Room, Clinical Educator, Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside, CA

In an easily accessible format, this new edition simply and comprehensively emphasizes the most relevant technical points and appropriate clinical applications of monitoring techniques. Readers will gain a sound, fundamental understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems. In addition, the text discusses important pathophysiologic, diagnostic, and management principles for common cardiopulmonary diseases, emphasizing the individuality of patient responses. The means of early detection and appropriate interventions of impending patient crisis are also discussed. With the information provided, readers will be able to correlate physical findings, monitoring information and laboratory data with the goal of formulating an effective, individualized, and precise management plan for high-risk perioperative, emergency, and ICU patients.
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Book information

  • Published: October 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0313-1

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to the Care of the Critically Ill and Injured Patients
2. Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
3. Physical Assessment of the Pulmonary System
4. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
5. Physical Assessment of the Cardiovascular System
6. Fluid-Filled Electronic Monitoring Systems
7. Arterial Pressure Monitoring
8. Monitoring Central Venous Pressure
9. Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring
10. Monitoring Cardiac Output
11. Monitoring Tissue Oxygenation
12. Catheter and Infusion-Related Sepsis
13. Pharmacologic Management of Hemodynamics
14. Intraaortic Balloon Pumping Counterpulsation
15. Shock
16. Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome
17. Acute Respiratory Failure
18. Monitoring and Management Considerations for Patients with Heart Disease
19. Ischemic Heart Disease
20. Valvular Heart Disease
21. Cardiomyopathies and Pericardial Disease
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