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While considerable nursing time and effort is spent optimizing and stabilizing the hemodynamic status of patients in critical care units, the practice of using pulmonary artery and central venous catheters has increasingly come into question in the literature. As a result, alternative methods of evaluating hemodynamic status in critical care patients have evolved.
In this webinar, clinical nurse researcher Dr. Elizabeth Bridges will discuss the use of functional hemodynamic parameters to evaluate the fluid status of patients in critical care units. Her presentation will examine the validity of hemodynamic monitoring options and present case studies demonstrating how to integrate these new parameters into practice at the bedside.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
A critical care nurse with more than 31 years of experience, Dr. Elizabeth Bridges currently serves as an associate professor and clinical nurse researcher at the University of Washington. There, she investigates care of critically ill and injured patients in unique and austere environments, including long-distance military aeromedical transport, and performance and integration of hemodynamic data into patient care.
Dr. Bridges consults for military nurse researchers and clinicians on topics related to operational healthcare and international disaster response, and she lectures on critical care nursing, hospital disaster response and bedside application of clinical research and evidence-based practices. She has been honored with AACN’s Flame of Excellence award for her many contributions to critical care nursing.
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Learners must view the entire webinar and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded 0.5 contact hour of CNE credit (Synergy Category A).
Enduring Educational Activities
In accordance with ANCC guidelines, the contact hours for this educational activity are due for renewal on July 1, 2017.
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