GAIN A CLEAR & LASTING UNDERSTANDING OF HOW TO USE VASOPRESSORS EFFECTIVELY
Having trouble keeping all the vasopressors & inotropes straight?
Looking for an easy-to-follow method for determining which vasopressor to use (and in what order)?
In Vasopressors Explained Clearly, renowned instructor Dr. Roger Seheult illustrates a concise way to understand vasopressors & inotropes, and how to systematically manage patients with hypotension & septic shock.
Dr. Seheult is trusted by Universities, students, and medical professionals, for his ability to illustrate key concepts so they are understood, not memorized...
... and clear understanding leads to competence and avoiding those dreaded feelings of information overload!
It has never been easier to understand vasopressors, inotropes, & septic shock management. Watch this video series now to master this crucial emergency medicine & ICU skill.
What you'll receive from this course:
- Key physiology of endogenous vs. exogenous vasopressors
- Illustrations of the receptors involved in mediating blood pressure
- A thorough comparison of each vasopressor + key differences
- A systematic approach to managing hypotension and septic shock.
- Central line vs. alternative options for administration.
- A clinical perspective of tips, nuances, & practice scenarios.
- Quiz questions to reinforce core concepts and help you study
- 1 year of full unlimited access on up to 3 devices.
Who is this course for?
Students and medical professionals in emergency medicine, critical care, and ICU settings. Physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, & nurses who seek to better understand the use of vasopressors & inotropes.
- Video 1: Vasopressor physiology, pathway, & vitamin C (free trial) free trial
- Vasopressors Handout (Download prior to video 2)
- Video 2: Comparing each vasopressor & impact on receptors (free trial) free trial
- Video 2 Quiz
- Video 3: Managing septic shock with vasopressors
- Video 3 Quiz
- Video 4: Central line, other access options, complications & extravasation
- Video 4 Quiz
- Video 5: Clinical advice for using vasopressors
- Video 5 Quiz
- Video 6: Clinical scenarios & practice cases
Optional: Receiving CME or CE Credits for This Course
- CME/CE Instructions
- Post-Course Quiz
Congratulations! CME or CE Survey & Certificate
- CME/CE Certificate
Vasopressors & Inotropes Explained Clearly is a course designed to clarify, review, and augment the training and understanding of critical care clinicians in the use of vasopressors and inotropes. The modules included in this course take a departure from the traditional slide presentation style lecture. Instead, the course is comprised of a series of video lectures aided by real-time instructor led chalkboard visuals. This method of learning allows for the subject matter to be broken down to the basics and is designed to increase learning and retention.
Vasopressors and Inotropes are an extremely important treatment for conditions such as hypotension and septic shock; however, many clinicians lack training, understanding, and skill in the use of this potentially life-saving treatment. This course focuses on clarifying which patients may need vasopressors, how each vasopressor interacts with important receptors in the body and key treatment principles. This activity will promote improved patient outcomes, specifically for patients with hypotension and septic shock. This CME course will utilize a combination of videos, quizzes, and systematic discussion of clinical scenarios and practice cases to effectively deliver the course content.
As a result of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Understand what vasopressor to start for critical conditions such as septic shock and hypotension.
- Understand what receptors are activated with each vasopressor.
- Understand the indications for placing a central line, potential complications of central line placement, and situations when placing a peripheral line should be considered.
Post-Test and Evaluation:
After completing the CME activity, you must successfully complete a post-test and fill out a program evaluation form. You will then be able to view and print your CME certificate.
Roger D. Seheult, MD
Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Beaver Medical Group, Redlands, CA
Associate Clinical Professor
UC Riverside School of Medicine, Riverside, CA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA
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Release Date: 6/21/2019
Expiration Date: 6/21/2022 (Date after which this enduring material is no longer certified for credit.)
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- Beth Townsend, HMCC – Reviewer (Continuing Education Company)
- Roger Seheult, MD- Faculty
- Kyle Allred, PA-C – Planner & Content Developer (MedCram)
Roger Seheult, MD (Faculty) discloses that he is a consultant for Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Roger Seheult M.D. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16824. This course is approved for 1.75 CE contact hours.
SIRATHA CHOMNAK, RN
SAMUEL BAKER, RN
JOHN MCCLURE, Paramedic
COLLEEN PELLE , RN
DANIEL ZELAYA, RN
WILLIAM LINDBERG, Paramedic
Good class but it would be better if it spent some time talking about other kinds of shock scenarios like anaphylactic or neurogenic.
CAITLIN RALSTON, PA-C
SHALINA DHALLA, Pharmacist
ZACH GARDANIER, RN
A huge help!
MOHAMMED MUFTAH, MD
MICHAEL LEON, PA-C
JUDITH COOK (NP Student)
Good course with clear explanation
ALEX BROWN (Medical Student)
JONATHAN FISH, MD
Very useful. Might want to proofread questions for spelling errors.
Excellent course thank you
CRISTINA DEPAGE, RN
VISHAL PATEL, MD
ANNSYLINN LENT, RN
I'm a long time ER nurse getting ready to step into a flight transport position. These videos are really great at "filling in the blanks" and refreshing me on the basics that the hustle of the ER doesn't allow for. They have become a source of concise and efficient information delivery that has been integral to my study plan.
JOANA ORENSE, RN
LETICIA LOPES, NP
MICHAEL WLODARSKI, PA-C
AHMED JLASI, MD
MATIN TAHERI, NP
LUCI MURPHY, RN
BANK JANI, MD
LEWIS LITWACK, MD
Need more practice cases
ALEXANDER ALBA, PA-C
KYLE ROUNTREE, NP
TIRUCHENGODE MADHESWARAN, MD
JONATHAN LIU, MD
Resident in ICU, great information and great breakdown!
JEEYUN SOHN, RN
LINDA FERNANDEZ, RN
MICHAEL SKROUPA, PA-C
ZUZANA CERVENKOVA, MD
It is amazing. Good job.
MARCEL GOURIAN, NP
APRIL JENNINGS, PA-C
AMELIA AL, MD
NASHIE MD, MD
ALFREDO COUTO , MD
ERICA PERETS, NP
Explained in an easy to understand way with great visuals!
ZSUZSANNA GERENCSER, MD
JASON LITALIEN, RN
OKTAY MUSTAFAYEV (Nursing Student)
excellent course for anyone working in critical care!
SATOKO SIRMANS, RN
DENNIS JONES, PA-C
CORDINE GLASGOW, MD
LUCIANO PILLA PINTO, MD
THOMAS FRANKLIN, MD
I was expecting more explanations on each case.
GUS ABIAD, MD
Excellent explanation. Great cases
JEAN-ETIENNE BERGEMER, MD
The perfect amount of vital information, clarity, and talking energy! Many thanks!
CARLOS KIM, MD
SAM ELMETWALLY, MD
Very simple and clear need a course in rabid sequence intubation and sedatives in general.
EVAN SCOTT, Paramedic
TAMMY ALVERSON, MD
Excellent review, very helpful.
WOLE ODUNTAN, MD
Fantastic 👍🏼 One of the best teaching I have received in years, it boost my confidence in using dobutamine
E X C E L L E N T !
MANUEL SUAREZ, MD
Clear and must need to know information for any PGY1.
YAN YANC, NP
ABDULLAH ALARFAJ, MD
EVA HEINRICHS, MD
good systematic overview, nice clinical advice, also suiitable for med students or first steps "surviving ICU":-)
ALEXIA PROCHNICKI, RN
I am an ICU nurse and really appreciate the clarity of your explanations !
everything was explained clearly
RONALD TORRES (Nursing Student)
JULIE PAINTER (Medical Student)
MOLLY THOMAS, RN
ALLISON CALLAHAN , PA-C
DUSTIN SHEPHERD, Paramedic
LEONID BRODSKY, MD
ELSA SMITH, NP
JEHSA CRISTOBAL, RN
I am a CCRN and this course still gave me new information to help me give better care to my patients! I've been listening to MedCram since 2016!
DR. SHREYES BODDU
THEUNIS VAN DER MERWE
MICHAEL HULSEY, NP
VIVIAN DOURNEY, NP
So amazing, explained in a way that anyone can understand. These classes are the best and I recommend to everyone!
RICHARD BENIAN, Dentist
EKATERINA CANNON, RN
The course is very concise.
GERRY PRIETO (Medical Student)
LISE LEMELAND, RN
I thought this was helpful (I'm an RN)
ALEXANDER DEGAZON, MD
Excellent review of vasopressors. No concerns now about which one to use first or which one to use for specific scenarios. Nice, clear explanation.
Great review- clear and to the point.
Concise course on vasopressors and inotropes. However, vascular access is far more vast theme to cover. Mechanical, thrombotic and infectious complications in terms of PICC, IJV, FV and SCV should probably be covered in terms of which access is the best. There is ongoing debate also about the need of US for SCV.
VALERIE CHANG, PA-C
Now I feel much more comfortable about vasopressor use. Thank you.
FERNANDO FERNANDEZ ARCAS, MD
- Over 20 years teaching experience including: as an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.
- Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.
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