Card Set Information
Trauma Emergencies Bleeding Shock
Thurston County EMT
definition of shock
inadequate tissue perfusion
another name for shock
shock caused from a low fluid volume
what does arterial bleeding look like?
bright red, spurting
what does venous bleeding look like?
dark red and a steady stream
what does capillary bleeding look like?
dark red and oozing
The body cannot tolerate ____% blood loss.
List the pressure points.
Signs and symptoms of internal bleeding
pain, swelling, tenderness, discoloration at site
bleeding from mouth, nose, rectum, or vagina
vomiting bright red or tarry stools
tender, rigid or distended abdomen
different kinds of hypoperfusion
a whole body inflammatory state caused by a severe infection. bacteria or toxins throughout the body cause the blood vessels to dilate and become permeable and leak
signs of decompensated shock
anxiety and restlessness
weakness and dizziness
rapid, shallow breathing
weak rapid pulse
cool, clammy skin (diaphoresis)
things that could cause acute abdominal pain
inflammation of other organs such as pancreas and gallbladder
What are the three types of impact causing blunt trauma in an MVA?
vehicle hitting object
body hitting vehicle
organs hitting inside of skull, chest wall or abdomen
Age ___ and under should always ride in the backseat.
shock caused by ineffective pump function of the heart
causes of cardiogenic shock
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Congestive Heart Failure
causes vasogenic shock
spinal shock (neurogenic)
causes of hypovolemic shock