Patients should have a mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) maintained between 60-80 unless otherwise specified.


Where a patient arrives from theatre on an infusion of vasopressor or inotropes, the indications for these and response should be documented.


Approach to Hypotension (Systolic Blood Pressure < 90mmhg) in the cardiothoracic patient.  Consider all potential contributing factors.


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