Cardiopulmonary Physiology, Hemodynamic Monitoring and End-Points of Resuscitation to Prevent Organ Failure in the 21st Century
An essential aspect of the care of the critically ill patient is to identify cardiovascular insufficiency, treat it, and know when to stop over resuscitation while also attending to the various other aspects of pathology that each patient brings to the clinical environment. No two patents are alike in their presentation of acute illness, response to therapy, or potential for a good outcome from the treatment of disease and a minimal amount of treatment-associated morbidities. Furthermore, most people, if they live long enough, will experience some acute, potentially life-taking, process that if not treated correctly and rapidly will result in death or morbidity before their time. These realities make the practice of critical care medicine one of the most demanding of all medical specialties, and one of its greatest attractions in the recruitment of dedicated and passionate bedside clinicians.
Critical Care Physicians, Cardiologists, Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Nephrologists, Pulmonologists, Infectious Disease Physicians, Neurologists, Gastroenterologists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Respiratory Therapists (Direct Delivery) and other interested healthcare providers.
- Apply individualized treatment strategies to optimize arterial pressure and ensure adequate tissue perfusion.
- Recognize the uses and limitations of monitoring blood lactate levels over time.
- Describe the continued importance of central venous oxygen saturation (S(c)vO2) even in the presence of negative randomized controlled trials on early goal-directed therapy.
Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Intensive Care Medicine
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Dept. of Intensive Care, Erasme University Hospital
Jean-Louis Vincent, M.D., Ph.D., faculty of this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Louis T. Gidel, M.D., Ph.D., FCCP, Donna Lee Armaignac, Ph.D. APRN, CCNS, CCRN-K, and Eduardo Martinez-DuBouchet, M.D., have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.
*Ineligible companies -- Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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