central venous pressure, critical care nursing, evidence-based practice, fluid responsiveness, stroke volume



  1. Kupchik, Nicole MN, RN, CCNS
  2. Bridges, Elizabeth PhD, RN, CCNS


CVP isn't a reliable guide in making decisions about the use of fluid therapy to optimize perfusion.


Editor's note: This is the first in a series of quarterly columns from nurses at the University of Washington that will examine in depth the research underlying critical care practices.