TEB is proving to be an exciting hemodynamic monitoring technique. It has been shown to accurately measure trends in the patient's volume and vasoactive state without the risks and discomfort of invasive monitoring. It can be applied easily and does not require specialized skill of nurses or physicians. A broad range of patient information can be displayed. However, continued education and implementation are important in helping nurses become adept at analyzing parameters that have not been measured with traditional monitoring. Further research is required to explore its possibilities and to determine which patients will benefit most from this form of monitoring.
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