Patient Monitor- Cardiac Output Parameter

Patient Monitor- Cardiac Output Parameter

1. What is a patient monitor with the CO parameter used for?

2. What is a CO output?

3. What catheter is commonly used to perform a thermodilution cardiac output test?

4. How does the thermodilution cardiac output method

work?

5. What temperature should the bolus be?

6. How many CO tests are performed?

7. How does the biomed ensure the cardiac output value

is accurate?

8. How does the biomed ensure the blood pressure

output value is accurate?

9. What are the three likely causes of an inaccurate

blood pressure measurement?

10. Outline the specific tests a bio