Hemodynamics

Cardiac Output CO

 


1. Determine the central venous pressure first.
2. Determine the wedge pressure.
3. Enter wedge pressure (PACWP) and central venous pressure (CVP) into computer.
4. During the procedure you will shoot for cardiac outputs you throw one out an average the radius.
5. CO=HR X SV

CO SELECT PA WEDGE PAWP
Automatic mode
A. Verify mode auto
B. Follow message parameter box.
C. Inflate balloon - slowly enough to dampen wave form.
D. Verify wedge waveform (3 resp cycles).
E. Deflate ballon - observe return paw review screen appears.
F. Evaluate curser movments ........(move curser if needed.)
manual mode
1 verify mode manual
2 activate pa cursor
. 3 inflate balloon
4 verify wedge pressure
5 position cursor
6 deflate balloon
7 Select review wedge
8 Select move curser (brings up
users curser placement)
select cardiac output
. 1 change settings for specific catheter (other or baxter)
. 2 wait for inject when ready
3 inject
4 delete trils as necessary
5 select cardiac calcs
6 select change value
7 fill in or change values
8 press graph button to print
9 select save calc

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