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Hemodynamic Monitoring Boot Camp: Invasive & Non-Invasive Strategies


About this Online Course
This course sets the foundation and provides a review of the care of patients with hemodynamic instability & the need for monitoring. A focus is made on cardiac physiology as well as hemodynamic concepts via invasive & non-invasive monitoring. A review of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC), arterial lines, SvO2 monitoring & non-invasive monitoring will be made with application through case studies.

This introductory Hemodynamic Monitoring course is perfect for nurses working in Critical Care, Cardiac Catheterization Lab, the Emergency Department, Progressive Care & Telemetry. Baseline knowledge of cardiac care is helpful prior to attending this course.

What Nurses Are Saying About This Course!
"Start low and go up SLOW"

Nicole has a way of simplifying and explaining hemodynamic concepts that makes learning fun and easy. The case reviews at the end of the course are my favorite part. The case reviews help me visualize the patient and apply concepts I learned. - B.D.

Excellent course for all providers 
I am a new PA you didn't get much orientation to my new position into Cardiac surgery. This course really taught me how to see my patient and take care of them. Nicole is an awesome instructor and the videos are not hard to sit through at all. She is very engaging and presents the information well. I really appreciated how she backed up all of her information with studies and provided the most up to date information available. - T.W.

Course Details

Course Format: eLearning/Self-directed course
Contact Hours: 9.0
Course Length: 519 minutes

What's Included

  • 1 year unlimited access 24/7 to the online course
  • 9.0 Contact Hours
  • Downloadable PDF Study Guide
  • Printable CE Certificate

This Course Focuses On

A focus is made on cardiac physiology, hemodynamic concepts via invasive & non-invasive monitoring. A review of the Pulmonary Artery Catheter (PAC), arterial lines, SvO2 monitoring & non-invasive monitoring will be made with application through case studies.


Nicole Kupchik Consulting, Inc. is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16363. This program is approved for 9.0 contact hours.

Learning Objectives

Foundational Concepts of Hemodynamics
  • Discuss normal anatomy of the heart
  • Describe the cardiac cycle
  • Describe normal coronary perfusion
  • Discuss basic hemodynamic concepts
Blood Pressure
  • Discuss the determinants of blood pressure
  • Describe how the SNS & RAAS systems assist in compensation
  • Discuss the role of arterial lines in critical care
Pulmonary Artery Catheter
  • Discuss the appropriate patient population to utilize a pulmonary artery catheter
  • Describe the various ports & lumens on the PA Catheter
  • Discuss contraindications
  • Describe set up & insertion of the catheter
  • Analyze & interpret CVP & PAOP waveforms
Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Describe the latest literature on fluid choice
  • Discuss the concepts of preload & fluid responsiveness
  • Describe how to perform the passive leg raise test
  • Discuss the implications of fluid over & under-resuscitation
  • Describe the accuracy of non-invasive hemodynamic technology in determining fluid responsiveness
  • Analyze fluid management using evidence-based research to support critical decision through case examples
Functional Hemodynamics/Arterial Line Technologies
  • Review arterial line technologies
  • Discuss how these devices are incorporated clinically
  • Discuss limitations of arterial line derived hemodynamics
Medications Used for Hemodynamic Support
  • Discuss commonly used vasopressor, positive inotrope & vasodilating medications
  • Describe the mechanism of action, dosage ranges & adverse effects of vasopressors, positive inotropes & vasodilators
Putting It All Together
  • Apply hemodynamic & medication knowledge learned throughout the course using case studies

Additional Information

Course Refund Policy

Our policy is valid for a period of 30 calendar days from the date of the purchase. If the period of 30 days has lapsed since the purchase, we can't, unfortunately, offer you a refund. In addition, once the course has been accessed, there are no refunds available.

Course Expiration Time Zone

Access to the course expires 1 year after purchase, regardless of when the course is accessed. Please note, courses are set to expire at 00:00 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on the expiry date.

For example, students in Pacific Standard Time (UTC 8 hrs ahead), will find their class expires at 4:00 PM PST.  Due to the major time difference, we have set all courses to expire on day 366 so you receive a full year of access plus a few bonus hours.

Extension Policy

All courses will be limited to a maximum of one extension. The one-time extension is valid for 6 months @ 40% of the full cost of the course. Extension requests must be received via email at [email protected].

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Course Agenda

Module 1: Course Overview
  • Lesson 1: Welcome & Course introduction
Module 2: Foundational Concepts of Hemodynamics
  • Lesson 1: The Basics! - 24:24 mins
  • Lesson 2: Determinants of Cardiac Output - 43:35 mins
  • Lesson 3: Tissue Oxygenation - 23:24 mins
  • Lesson 4: Lactate, Procalcitonin & Knee Mottling - 32:43 mins
Module 3: Blood Pressure
  • Lesson 1: Blood Pressure Regulation - 9:45 mins
  • Lesson 2: Arterial Line Basics - 22:39 mins
  • Lesson 3: How Do You Trust the Numbers? - 9:43 mins
Module 4: The Pulmonary Artery Catheter
  • Lesson 1: Anatomy of a PA Catheter - 41:31 mins
  • Lesson 2: Reading the Waveforms - 23:06 mins
  • Lesson 3: Using a Respiratory Waveform - 30:56 mins
Module 5: Non-Invasive Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Lesson 1: Fluid Choice - 24:11 mins
  • Lesson 2: Getting the Amount of Fluid Right! - 18:59 mins
  • Lesson 3: The Passive Leg Raise (PLR) Test - 8:52 mins
  • Lesson 4: Bioreactance Technology - 20:03 mins
  • Lesson 5: Continuous BP/CO Digit Technology - 7:54 mins
  • Lesson 6: Capnography - 14:16 mins
Module 6: Functional Hemodynamics/Arterial Line Technologies
  • Lesson 1: Arterial Line Technologies - 21:59 mins
Module 7: Medications Used for Hemodynamic Support
  • Lesson 1: Vasopressors - 34:22 mins
  • Lesson 2: Positive Inotropes - 7:12 mins
  • Lesson 3: Vasodilators - 15:29 mins
Module 8: Putting It All Together
  • Lesson 1: Case Study #1 - 16:45 mins
  • Lesson 2: Case Study #2 - 22:03 mins
  • Lesson 3: Case Study #3 - 27:53 mins
  • Lesson 4: Case Study #4 - 12:57 mins
  • Lesson 5: Shock States - 4:43 mins
Module 9: Wrap Up & Next Steps

Here are what nurses are saying about Nicole and her teaching style:

"Nicole does a great job teaching in a way you can understand and keeps your attention."

"Great course! Kept us engaged as well for a long class. Great methods used to teach and remember course information."

"Your energy and passion to teach makes learning a breeze! Love how you break down complicated content and make it easy to remember."

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