Correcting Hemodynamic Misnomers, Misconceptions and Misuses

Author(s): Jan Headley

Contact Hours 1.25

CERP A 1.25

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Hemodynamics, Monitoring

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

Hemodynamic monitoring provides a tool to monitor variables, to titrate interventions and to evaluate the response to the instituted therapies. AACN Practice Alerts related to hemodynamic monitoring are used as a guide for evidence-based clinical practice. Practical applications for identifying potential misnomers, correcting misconceptions and troubleshooting tips for misuses are outcomes for this intermediate session.


  • Identify physiologic and technical factors which can impact hemodynamic pressures and waveforms.
  • Describe three key actions for nursing practice consistent with the AACN evidence-based PAC/CVP and NIBP Practice Alerts.
  • Determine causes of misleading data and identify implications of altered waveforms based on case scenarios.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

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 1.25 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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