Critical Care Nursing Notes: Hemodynamics
Hemodynamics refers to the forces, such as preload and afterload that affect circulating blood throughout the body. Nurses assess the stability of these forces when they take blood pressures or palpate a pulse.
– Cardiac Output
– Invasive Pressure Monitoring
– Circulatory Assist Devices
– Acute Respiratory Failure
The primary hemodynamic parameters include heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP), while the advanced hemodynamic parameters include stroke volume (SV), cardiac output (CO), and total peripheral resistance (TPR).