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Duration - 3:55

Mean Arterial Pressure

In this episode, Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner Valerie Dziados, MSN, CRNP, ANP-C, AGACNP-C explains what mean arterial pressure (MAP) is, why it is an important piece of clinical information, what to expect in terms of treatment, and some easy methods of how to calculate MAP.

Learn more and see examples in the blog post,
Calculating the Mean Arterial Pressure. 

Duration - 6:24

Third Spacing

In healthy patients, most fluids are confined in three spaces of the body: the intravascular space (in the blood vessels), the intracellular space (in the cells), or the interstitial spaces. The interstitial spaces are the small spaces between cells that are not contained within blood vessels. In normal situations, fluid moves between all three spaces to maintain fluid balance. Third-spacing occurs when too much fluid moves from the intravascular space into the interstitial or “third” space.

Reference:
Holcomb, S. (2009). Topics in Progressive Care: Third-Spacing: When Body Fluids Shifts. Nursing in Critical Care, 4(2). doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000325345.22694.44

Duration - 14:30

Infusion Nursing

Infusion nursing requires a special skillset. Margaret Smith MJ, BSN, RN, CRNI has been a nurse for over 22 years, and an IV team nurse for over 11 years. In this podcast, Margie shares her journey to infusion nursing, where infusion nurses work, and what her typical day as an IV team member is like. We are fortunate to have Margie as a member of NursingCenter’s clinical team and wish her and all IV nurses a very happy IV Nurses Day!

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