Holidays are over and I know all you student nurses are heading back to school. Cardiac monitoring was always a hard one for me to keep straight with all the values that you need to remember. I used to get a small pocket sized note book, type up my norms in charts and then past the little charts into my notebook. I know a little OCD but WAY cheaper than those pocket books they try and sell you in the bookstore.
So as a little back to school present for you all here is a nifty little chart that will give you all the norms for hemodynamic monitoring.
Feel free to cut and paste it!
Mixed venous oxygen (SvO2)
Cardiac output (CO)
Pulmonary artery pressure (PAP)
25/10 mm Hg (20-30 / 8-12)
Pulmonary artery occlusive pressure (wedge) (PAOP)
4-12 mm Hg
Central venous pressure (CVP)
2-8 mm Hg
Stroke volume (SV)
Stroke index (SI)
Cardiac index (CI)
Systemic vascular resistance (SVR)
Pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR)