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Advancing Bedside Nursing Care Through Noninvasive Hemodynamic Technology

Author(s): McCala Walters, Nicole Kupchik

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Oct 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

With decreased use of pulmonary artery catheters, the art of hemodynamic monitoring may be a thing of the past. Many nurses have no experience with hemodynamic technologies or the confidence to apply hemodynamic concepts in decision-making. This intermediate-to-advanced session is targeted to nurses who care for unstable patients needing hemodynamic monitoring and intervention with a focus on noninvasive and arterial line technologies.


  • Discuss hemodynamic calculations to aid in clinical decision-making, including shock index, diastolic shock index and pulse pressure.
  • Identify methods to predict preload responsiveness using the passive leg raise test or a fluid challenge with noninvasive technology.
  • Employ critical thinking of hemodynamic concepts through interactive polling using case-based 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 1.00 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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