Haemodynamic monitoring with pulse-induced contour cardiac output (PiCCO) in critical care.

  title={Haemodynamic monitoring with pulse-induced contour cardiac output (PiCCO) in critical care.},
  author={R. A. Cottis and Neil Magee and David J. Higgins},
  journal={Intensive & critical care nursing},
  volume={19 5},
Haemodynamic monitoring is essential for the management of the critically ill. Effective monitoring can give data that permit analysis of key circulatory functions and the anticipation of deterioration so that pro-active treatments can be initiated. There are many methods of monitoring the haemodynamic status of patients. The authors have compared three of the most commonly used methods in the general Critical Care Unit. These are the pulmonary artery catheter (PAC), oesophageal Doppler, and… CONTINUE READING

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