The LiDCOrapid is a non-invasive advanced hemodynamic monitor that in the emergency department can assist with the early identification of sepsis and the resuscitation of trauma patients.
When managing trauma patients, it is crucial to evaluate the hemodynamic status to exclude hemorrhage. During the initial assessment, blood pressure and heart rate are commonly used to estimate blood loss. However, these parameters may be altered due to pain, hypothermia, neurogenic or cardiogenic shock or other factors related to the patient or to the injury. The LiDCOrapid can assist with the early diagnosis of hypovolemia and guide fluid resuscitation.
Advanced hemodynamic monitoring is required to achieve careful administration of fluids in patients with sepsis. The LiDCOrapid can assist with early identification of sepsis but also guide fluid resuscitation and titration of inotropes in order to stabilize the patient.
“An emerging body of basic science and clinical studies supports the concept of a haemodynamically-guided, restricted fluid resuscitation strategy in patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.”
Marik et al. 2015