Shock States: Review of Vasopressors and Inotropes

August 13, 2019

Vasoactive agents, including vasopressors and inotropes, can temporarily provide blood pressure support to hypotensive patients. Critical care pharmacotherapy is rapidly evolving and newer literature is available for the use of vasoactive agents. Pharmacists can play a vital role in the management of critically ill patients by understanding the unique characteristics of each medication and its specific role in the treatment of various types of shock.  

Target Audience

Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

Define the elements of basic hemodynamic parameters

List the different characteristics among vasoactive agents

Recognize the various types of shock states

Discuss evidence-based recommendations for treatment of shock

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
06/13/2019
Course expires: 
09/16/2019
Event starts: 
08/13/2019 - 4:45pm
Event ends: 
08/13/2019 - 5:30pm

Vasoactive agents, including vasopressors and inotropes, can temporarily provide blood pressure support to hypotensive patients. Critical care pharmacotherapy is rapidly evolving and newer literature is available for the use of vasoactive agents. Pharmacists can play a vital role in the management of critically ill patients by understanding the unique characteristics of each medication and its specific role in the treatment of various types of shock.  

UPMC Pinnacle Hospital
Harrisburg, PA
United States

 

Kristi Soyoung Kim, PharmD, BCCCP

ACPE Accreditation Statement              

The University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. 

The assigned universal program number(s) is:  0481-0000-19-135-L01-P

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
06/13/2019
Course expires: 
09/16/2019
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