Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 2018

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan

Keywords

vasoplegia, vasoplegic, hypotension, cardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary bypass

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Vasoplegic syndrome is a loss of vasomotor tone and a medical emergency. It is frequently seen in cardiac surgery cases, long OR cases, with use of cardiopulmonary bypass, and in certain septic patients. It has a high morbidity and mortality, and must be recognized early for a positive outcome. Vasoplegia is vaguely defined as a severe hypotension that is nonresponsive to usual treatment, such as fluids, inotropes, or vasopressors. It has a complicated pathophysiology and requires precise and closely monitored treatment. Advanced practice nurses need to be prepared to care for these complex and emergent patients.

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