Why does the ICU use Mean Arterial Blood Pressure? (MAP)

Author: Dr Ken Hoffman
Peer Reviewer: A/Prof Chris Nickson

This is the second in a series of educational videos for those sitting the College of Intensive Care Medicine First Part exam. The focus is the reasons behind Mean Arterial Pressure (MAP) being used in the ICU in preference to systolic and diastolic blood pressure for haemodynamic monitoring.

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