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What is shock?
Shock is the result of hypoperfusion to the cells of the body that causes organs and then organ systems to fail.
Three causes of basic shock
- 1. Pump failure
- 2. Decreased blood volume
- 3. The blood vessels can dilate excessivley
4 types of shock
- 1. Cardiogenic
- 2. Neurogenic
- 3. Hypovolemic
- 4. Septic
3 noncardiovascular causes of shock
- 1. Respiratory
- 2. Anaphylactic
- 3. Psychogenic
Expect shock in what type of conditions
- Multiple severe fractures
- Abdominal or chest injury
- Spinal injury
- A severe infection
- A major heart attack
What shock is the result of a thermal burn
3 signs and symptoms of decompensating shock
- Falling blood pressure <90mm Systolic
- Labored or irregular breathing
- Ashen, mottled, or cyanotic skin
- Thready or absent peripheral pulses
- Dull eyes, dilated pupils
- Poor urinary output
General consideration for treating shock
- 1. Supine / ABC
- 2. Control external bleeding
- 3.Splint broken bone or joints
- 4. high flow oxygen / keep warm
- 5. Elevate the legs 12"
Why do we have to becareful in giving nitro to a pt in cardiogenic shock
Dilates the blood vessels
Fainting is what type of shock
Is decreased BP is it a early sign of shock?
How much blood does an infant or child have to lose before their blood pressure drops
More than half
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