Module Director: Maurizio Cecconi

Course Objectives

This ESICM course is aimed at providing the participants with a basic, but solid view of the field of cardiovascular physiology and haemodynamic monitoring in ICU. This course is particularly suitable for trainees in their first years of training in intensive care medicine or specialists that want to refresh these topics.

These two days of learning will be highly interactive, with a significant amount of time dedicated to case-based discussion and small group rotations focusing on specific aspects of haemodynamics.

The learning objectives include:

  • Frank Starling and Guyton physiology at the bedside
  • Pulmonary Circulation
  • Filling Pressures: CVP and PAOP
  • Arterial Blood Pressure monitoring: non invasive, invasive and pulse pressure analysis
  • Cardiac output monitoring: PAC and less invasive devices. Using CO monitors to improve tissue perfusion
  • Oxygen Demand/Supply Balance
  • Recognition of Shock and Use of Perfusion markers: lactate, SvO2, ScVO2, PCO2v-a difference
  • Heart Lung Interaction and Dynamic Indices of Preload
  • Interventricular Dependance

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