Know the most common mechanisms of shock and its signs and symptoms. Review top treatment priorities for trauma patients.
One of the least appreciated yet very valuable sign is the pulse pressure. Find out why in this clinical minute.
This clinical minute discusses the functional types of shock. These are critical to your understanding of this complex topic.
Here’s a practice question for the NREMT. While the question itself isn’t particularly difficult, it’s a good opportunity to look at the process for analyzing and answering Registry questions.
Know about normal cardiovascular physiology and perfusion, and the pathophysiology of hypoperfusion, or shock. Review primary causes of shock.
The following 10 questions test your knowledge on shock. Each of these questions are appropriate for an EMT under the EMS Education Standards.
In shock, there’s a lot going on in the body – and if you know what you’re looking for, you can detect the signs early, and without ever touching a blood pressure cuff. Let’s look at the ways the body compensates for shock, how that affects vital signs, what happens when the body can no longer compensate for shock, and how emergency care providers can use all this knowledge to better help their patients.