Assessing Your Patients Perfusion Without Elaborate Equipment

Author(s): Borish Judy A

Contact Hours 1.10

CERP A 1.10

Expires May 31, 2026

Topics: Cardiovascular, Hemodynamics, Monitoring

Population: Adult

Role: Educator, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Your patient just doesn’t look right. You don’t have invasive measures to evaluate hemodynamics and perfusion. What do you do? This intermediate level session looks at non-invasive measures you know but may not think of to evaluate the patient’s status. It covers the body’s mechanisms to regulate perfusion, non-invasive assessment and evidence-based management strategies. Several case studies are used to integrate the information and enhance early intervention skills.


  • Identify the normal mechanisms of the body to maintain perfusion to vital organs.
  • Assess the hemodynamic status of patients utilizing physical assessment findings, vital signs, laboratory results and acid base status.
  • Discuss early evidence-based management based on your assessment.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.10 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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