What Goes in Should Come Out: Fluid Balance Optimization Strategies

Author(s): Jan Headley

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Hemodynamics

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

Fluid therapy remains a resuscitation pillar for patients in shock. Once initial hypotension is corrected with fluid, additional fluid administration may prove detrimental in specific patient conditions. There are evidence-based rationale for specific hemodynamic targets and interventions during the various phases of resuscitation. This intermediate session focuses on the various phases and how best to develop an individualized therapeutic intervention strategy to ensure optimal fluid balance.


  • Explain the pathophysiologic impact of positive and negative fluid balances.
  • Describe the four conceptual phases in the process of resuscitating a patient in shock.
  • Choose appropriate individualized interventions per specific phase of fluid resuscitation.

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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.


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Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

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