Guess It or Assess It: Personalizing Fluid Management Strategies for Critically Ill Patients

Facilitator(s): Barbara L Leeper, MN, APRN-CNS, CV-BC, CCRN-K, FAHA; Dr. Tom S. Ahrens, RN, PhD, FAAN

Contact Hours 1.00
CERP A 1.00
Philadelphia Conference
Date Tuesday 5/23/2023
Time 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM ET
Room Terrace BR IV
Virtual Conference
Date Tuesday 6/13/2023
Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM PT
Live Q & A
Available On Demand
From Monday 6/12/2023
To Tuesday 10/31/2023

Session Summary

This presentation covers limitations of BP, HR and urine output to assess the volume patient’s volume status. Fluid statuses are differentiated from volume responsiveness. Methods to measure volume responsiveness are presented. Interactive case studies involving management of both fluid and vasoactive therapies with different hemodynamic technologies are presented. Identifying which technology is best, based on the clinical situation, is also addressed.


  • Discuss the limitations of BP, HR and urine output for determining fluid balance.
  • Differentiate fluid balance from volume responsiveness.
  • Identify two methods to more accurately reflect volume responsiveness.
Topics Hemodynamics
Population Adult
Role Staff

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