77/CICU

PA Catheter Basics

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Objectives

  1. Review the components and proper placement of the PA catheter
  2. Understand the physiological measurements of a PA catheter and how to appropriately interpret them
  3. Discuss how to properly integrate the use of the PA catheter within the surgical critical care population

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PA Catheter


Basics of Cardiac Bypass

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Objectives

  1. Describe the mechanics of cardiopulmonary bypass
  2. Identify the physiologic changes that occur during and after bypass
  3. Recognize how the elements of bypass can affect the postoperative management

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Cardiac Bypass


Congestive Heart Failure

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Objectives

  1. Differentiate among the causes of cardiogenic shock and describe the appropriate treatment for each
  2. Describe commonly used inotropes and pressers along with their mechanism of action
  3. Understand the etiology and management of cardio-renal syndrome

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Congestive Heart Failure


Ventricular Assist Devices

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Objectives

  1. Understand the indications for LVAD placement
  2. Compare and contrast the most commonly used VAD devices and describe the general mechanics of each
  3. Identify common problems seen postoperatively and describe how to appropriately manage them

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VADs


ICU Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps

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Objectives

  1. Describe indications for placing an IABP.
  2. List contraindications to an IABP.
  3. Discuss waveforms associated with an IABP.

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Long-Term Mortality Data from the Balloon-Pump Assisted Coronary Intervention Study (BCIS-1): A Randomized Controlled Trial of Elective Balloon Counterpulsation during High-Risk PCI.

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Balloon Pumps


Infective Endocarditis

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Objectives

  1. Discuss pathophysiology of infective endocarditis.
  2. List microbiological factors.
  3. Explain diagnostic criteria and approach to infective endocarditis.
  4. List clinical manifestations of infective endocarditis.
  5. List treatement modalities of infective endocarditis per the American Heart Association Guidelines.

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Endocarditis


Mitral Valve Disease

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Objectives

  1. Cite the primary causes of mitral valve stenosis/regurgitation
  2. Identify the underlying pathophysiology associated with these valvular dysfunction
  3. Recognize common clinical manifestations of mitral valve disease
  4. Describe surgical treatment for mitral stenosis/regurgitation

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Mitral Valve


Maze

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Objectives

  1. List non-surgical treatment options for Atrial Fibrillation.
  2. Describe the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
  3. Explain what a MAZE operation is.

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Maze


Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Objectives

  1. Recite the Definition of ACS.
  2. Recite the Pathophysiology of ACS.
  3. Recite the Epidemiology of ACS.
  4. Identify the Risk Factors of ACS.
  5. Evaluation of ACS.
  6. List the Treatment goals of ACS.
  7. List the Pharmacotherapy of ACS.
  8. Identify the Revascularization strategies for ACS.
  9. Recite the Inpatient STEMI Protocol.

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Question #8 EKG

ACS Quiz


Left Sided Valvular Disorders

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Objectives

  1. Discuss the anatomy and physiology of normal cardiac function.
  2. Review different causes and etiologies of valvular disorders of the left sided heart valves.
  3. Articulate different treatment goals and modalities for valvular dysfunction in the icu setting.
  4. Discuss the evidence based on the management of left sided heart valve dysfunction in the intensive care setting.

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Left Sided Disorders


Pacemakers and ICD’s

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Objectives

  1. Compare and contrast implanted pacers and ICDs and the indications for each.
  2. Describe pacing nomenclature and various modes of pacing
  3. Recognize common pacer complications and appropriate management of those complications
  4. Describe how to appropriately set-up and test a temporary pacer

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Mastering Temporary Invasive Cardiac Pacing

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Cardiac Pacing


Pulmonary Hypertension

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Objectives

  1. Understand the definition of pulmonary hypertension and how the different classification of types differentiate from each other
  2. Describe physiological impacts of pulmonary arterial hypertension and factors that can precipitate clinical decompesation
  3. Understand therapies available when managing a critically ill patient with existing pulmonary arterial hypertension verses other types of pulmonary hypertension

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Pulmonary Hypertension


Right Heart Dysfunction

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Objectives

  1. Describe common causes along with signs and symptoms of right heart failure
  2. Review treatment strategies for right heart failure and how they differ from those of left heart failure
  3. Define pulmonary hypertension and discuss commonly utilized treatment strategies
  4. Describe the effect of pulmonary hypertension on right ventricular function

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Right Heart Dysfunction


Temporary Pacing in the ICU

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Objectives

  1. Provide an overview of the wires and the pacing box
  2. Describe the various pacing modes available for temporary pacing.
  3. List the risks of temporary cardiac pacing.
  4. Describe how you can use temporary pacing to augment cardiac output, prevent post-operative atrial fibrillation, provide rapid atrial pacing, and perform cardiac resynchronizatin therapy.
  5. Recite the procedure for performing atrial electrograms.
  6. List the procedure for transcutaneous pacing, transvenous pacing, pace-port swan pacing, and esophageal pacing
  7. Describe steps for troubleshooting problems with temporary pacemakers.

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Temporary cardiac pacing

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Temp Pacing