Arterial Line or other non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring parameters as available
Reposition patient with both legs elevated
Head of bed at 0 degrees flat and both legs elevated to 45 degrees
Repeat hemodynamic parameter measurements as above
Significant improvement in hemodynamic parameters following leg elevation suggests volume responsiveness
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