Know Your Numbers: Clinical Use of ScvO2, Lactate and Dynamic Measures of Preload Responsiveness

Author(s): Goodrich Cynthia A

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Dec 31, 2025

Topics: Hemodynamics

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

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Early, aggressive goal-directed resuscitation improves outcomes. Many strategies use ScvO2, lactate and dynamic measures of preload as endpoints to reflect improving tissue oxygenation and perfusion. ScvO2 and lactate allow for identification of global tissue hypoxia. Dynamic measures of preload predict fluid responsiveness. This session challenges experienced critical care practitioners to explore the use of these additional therapeutic endpoints during resuscitation.


  • Explain the clinical application of ScvO2 and lactate monitoring as strategies to assess underlying global tissue hypoxia.
  • Identify dynamic measures of preload responsiveness.
  • Outline a goal-directed approach for management using ScvO2, lactate and dynamic measurement of preload responsiveness.

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