Flashcards in General ICU Information Deck (12)
MAP (Mean Arterial Pressure) of what is acceptable in ICU?
60 - 80 mmHg
Too low (i.e. <60) could mean vital organs will not be getting enough oxygen perfusion, can become hypoxic and ischemic
What are the acceptable values for CVP (Central Venous Pressure)?
5 - 15 cmH2O
Acceptable values for HR in ICU?
60 - 100
What is 'RASS' and what does it range from?
Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale
+4 = Combative (overly combative, violent, immediate danger to staff)
-5 = Unarousable (no response to voice or physical stimulation
What is '0' on the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS)?
0 = Alert and Calm
CPP = MAP - ICP
ICP (Intercranial Pressure) normative?
ARDS can be suggested by a PAO2:FiO2 (PF) ratio of
Normal CI? (Cardiac Index)
2.5 to 4L/min
What does Cardiac Index relate to?
Cardiac output from left ventricle in one minute to body surface area [thus relating heart performance to the size of the individual]
PCWP acceptable values in ICU? [Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure]
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