Hemodynamic Parameters (CVP, PAWP, CO, and more awesome acronyms) (cardiac) | NURSING.com
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Hemodynamics can be tough. . . simply because there are so many interdependent factors that a nurse needs to know.
In this episode, I share some of the KEY parameters the nurse should know as well as provide a free download of a hemodynamics cheat sheet.
Must Know Values:
- Cardiac Output (CO): 4-8 L/min
- Stroke Volume (SV): 60-120 mL/beat
- Central Venous Pressure (CVP): 2-6 mmHg
- PAOP: 8-12 mmHg
- Systemic Vascular Resistance (SVR): 800-1400
More discussed in the episode . . . we also talk about how to manipulate each of these values and what conditions might alter a specific value.