Hemodynamics Demystified

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Winnipeg - April 20, 2020           (Click here for price and venue details)

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Vancouver - May 19, 2020           (Click here for price and venue details)

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Travelodge Hotel Saskatoon | Venue Web Site
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Christopher Coltman, RN, BScN

Christopher Coltman, a graduate of the UofA Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, has been engaged in cardiac and cardiovascular surgical nursing for over 25 years. He has worked in a variety or settings and countries, including Montreal, London (England) and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He has extensive experience in the area of acute coronary syndrome, heart failure and cardiovascular surgery. Chris is well known as an excellent teacher, having over 17 years of teaching experience, and has taught a number of sessions on a variety of topics where his passion for teaching and cardiac care shows. He is currently the Clinical Nurse Educator in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary.

Workshop Description

This specialized workshop is for staff who work in critical care settings where there is a need to understand hemodynamic concepts and work with hemodynamic monitoring in order to optimize clinical outcomes for the patient. The ultimate goal of hemodynamic monitoring is adequate tissue perfusion. This one day workshop will assist attendees to understand and cardiac output, hemodynamic assessment, waveform analysis; and to manage fluid status and pharmacological interventions. In addition, we'll review select clinical conditions to illustrate concepts in the form of case studies.

Workshop Topics

Cardiac Output
- What are the Components of Cardiac Output? The Key Things you Need to Know About Preload, Afterload, Contractility, and Heart Rate
- Applying Cardiac Output in the Critical Care Setting: What's Normal, What's Not
- What Components of Critically Ill Patient Assessment Tell us About our Patient's Cardiac Output?

Techniques of Hemodynamic Assessment
- Using Monitoring Devices Including Arterial Lines, Central Venous Pressure (CVP) and Pulmonary Artery Catheters. What's Their Purpose & What Kind of Information do They Give You?
- What do Normal (i.e.wedge Pressure) and Abnormal Waveforms Look Like (V Wave, A Waves, Cannon Waves) & What do They Mean?
- What do the Central or Mixed Venous Blood Gasses Tell You?
- An Introduction to Emerging Technologies Including Transpulmonary Thermodilution

Approaches to Hypotension
- Ok. My Patient's Blood Pressure is Low… What's the Right Approach to Hypotension?

Managing Fluid Balance
- Delving into The World of Fluid Responsiveness… How to Know When Your Patient Needs Fluid
- The Power of Pulse Pressure Variation and Systolic Pressure Variation Revealed; Including Other Emerging Technologies and Techniques

Pharmacological Interventions And Hemodynamics
- How do the Various Pharmacological Interventions Impact Hemodynamics, Including a Review of Various Inotropes (Dopamine, Dobutamine, Milrinone), Vasopressors (Norepinephrine & Vasopressin), & Afterload Reducers (Nitroprusside)

Clinical Conditions And Hemodynamics
- What are the Effects of Various Clinical Conditions on Hemodynamics and How Can They be Optimized?
- Case Studies and Examples will be Introduced Including Cardiac Tamponade, Acute Heart Failure, Septic Shock and More…

Who Should Attend?

- Nurses and Allied Health Personnel in Critical Care settings
- RN's, Nurse Clinicians, Advanced Practise Nurses, Nurse Educators, Perfusionists, & Medical Interns in all Critical Care settings
- ICU, CCU, CVICU, Cath Lab, Trauma & Surgical ICU Nurses
- Selected Staff in Surgical Suite & Post Anaesthetic Settings
- Nurses Planning to Seek Careers in Critical Care Settings