A large part of critical care and ICU management revolves around hemodynamic monitoring and support. But…..we typically don’t use traditional blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) numbers directly.
We use MAP!!!
- What is MAP?
- How do you calculate it?
- Why is it a better variable to monitor when it comes to blood pressure and critical care?
1. Mean arterial pressure
2. 1/3 * SBP + 2/3 * DBP = MAP (find a calculator or use the one one your phone OR use an app) 😄
3. MAP is a better indicator of the perfusion of organs than a BP reading. Desired value is greater than 60 mmHg.
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