Chapter 1

Physiologic effects of vasoactive agents

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the mechanisms, applications, and targets of vasoactive agents as well as how to monitor vasoactivity.
6 Lessons (11m 55s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 2

Inotropes and vasopressors

Know which vasoactive agent to use and when. Here, you’ll cover applications, administration, and dosing as well as pros and cons of each.
  • Inotropes and vasopressors intro
  • Mastering catecholamine-based vasopressors
  • Grasping catecholamine-based inotropes
  • Appreciating indirect-acting agents
  • Reviewing vasopressin
  • Describing angiotensin II
  • Administering phosphodiesterase inhibitors
  • Using calcium-based agents for shock
  • Employing insulin and glucagon for shock
  • Using methylene blue and hydroxocobalamin for shock
  • Recognizing steroids as adjuncts to vasopressor therapy
  • Choosing parasympatholytic agents wisely
  • Inotropes and vasopressors quiz
12 Lessons (23m 09s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 3

Special clinical situations

One size does not fit all when it comes to vasoactive agents. In this chapter, you’ll cover their use in specific clinical scenarios.
  • Special clinical situations intro
  • Managing cardiogenic shock
  • Treating distributive shock
  • Handling valvular disease
  • Managing right ventricular dysfunction
  • Treating diastolic dysfunction
  • Augmenting mechanical circulatory support
  • Coping with toxic overdose
  • Special clinical situations quiz
8 Lessons (18m 08s), 1 Quiz
Chapter 4

Putting it together

Wrap up the course with a lowdown on practical approaches for the use of inotropic and vasopressor agents and how to assess effectiveness.
  • Putting it together intro
  • Approaching undifferentiated hypotension
  • Administering vasopressors
  • Assessing the effectiveness of your interventions
  • Putting it together quiz
  • ICU Masterclass—Inotropes and Vasopressors outro
5 Lessons (8m 29s), 1 Quiz