Real World Nursing Survival Guide: Hemodynamic Monitoring


  • Rebecca Hodges, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Nurse Clinician, St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, GA
  • Kitty Garrett, MSN, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Nurse Clinician, St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, GA
  • Cynthia Chernecky, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCN, FAAN, Professor, Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing, School of Nursing, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, GA
  • Lori Schumacher, RN, MS, CCRN, Associate Professor, Georgia Health Sciences University, School of Nursing, Augusta, GA

The latest title in the Real World Nursing Survival Guide series, this fun and engaging book makes it easy to review must-know concepts associated with hemodynamic monitoring. Its lighthearted, cartoon-filled approach guides readers through challenging concepts and procedures. The book begins with an overview of five main concepts: cardiac output, stroke volume, preload, afterload, and contractility. It discusses equipment used for specific procedures, followed by discussions of specific aspects of hemodynamic monitoring including cardiac output, intra-arterial, central venous, pulmonary artery, and mixed venous oxygenation. The final chapter focuses on clinical applications with case studies, clinical interventions, and exercises.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2004
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0375-9

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the Heart & Lungs

2. Hemodynamic Theory

3. Hemodynamic Monitoring Equipment

4. Arterial Pressure Monitoring

5. Right Atrial/Central Venous Pressure Monitoring

6. Pulmonary Artery Pressure Monitoring

7. Pulmonary Artery Pressures and Waveforms

8. Cardiac Output Measurements & Hemodynamic Calculations

9. Mixed Venous Oxygenation Monitoring

10. Non-invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring

11. Clinical Application: Case Studies, Clinical Interventions & Exercises

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