Dec 06, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

RESP 2330 - Hemodynamic Monitoring

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Successful advancement from the previous semester.

Course Description:
Hemodynamic Monitoring introduces the student to the theory and application of cardiac output measurement. Arterial line insertion techniques and care, and hazards will also be discussed. Hemodynamic studies will include: insertion, care, and hazards of flow directed balloon tipped catheter and the central venous pressure catheter, along with a discussion of central venous pressures, right arterial pressures, right ventricular pressures, pulmonary artery pressures, and pulmonary occluding pressures. This study will also introduce the student to equipment associated with hemodynamic monitoring such as transducers and monitoring devices. Waveform interpretation with clinical application will be discussed. Fundamentals of electrocardiography will be introduced to include: lead application, pharmacology for the cardiovascular problems, and tracing interpretation.  3 hr. Lecture/wk.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Describe the insertion technique for the flow directed balloon tipped hemodynamic catheter and fluid filled transducer system.
  2. State the normal values for the hemodynamic parameters and identify the cardiovascular abnormalities that are indicated when the values are outside the normal range.
  3. Identify abnormal electrocardiogram rhythms and the required therapies needed to correct the rhythm.
  4. Demonstrate the correct technique for obtaining a 12-lead electrocardiogram.