Hemodynamics, the study of blood flow through the circulatory system, involves measuring and
monitoring cardiac function through many different values. Understanding the circulatory system and the cardiac cycle is essential to interpreting
hemodynamic values and providing appropriate interventions to promote hemodynamic stability.
Achieving or maintaining hemodynamic stability is a priority goal in all branches of nursing, therefore a firm understanding of the mechanics of hemodynamics is essential to providing competent nursing care.