After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Master a variety of vasopressors and inotropic agents.
  • Identify the mechanism of action of these agents.
  • Recognize the relative advantages and disadvantages of different agents.
  • Choose an agent and dosage appropriate for any clinical scenario.
  • Identify different types of shock and physiology.
  • Use hemodynamic monitoring to direct therapy.
  • Assess the efficacy of your interventions.
  • Develop a rational approach to hemodynamic support.
Chapter 1

Physiologic effects of vasoactive agents

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the mechanisms, applications, and targets of vasoactive agents as well as how to monitor vasoactivity.
6 Lessons (11m 55s)
Chapter 4

Putting it together

Wrap up the course with a lowdown on practical approaches for the use of inotropic and vasopressor agents and how to assess effectiveness.
5 Lessons (8m 29s)