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Matt Pioli 3/6/08 ATRN 120 Wayne Rodrigues Hour #6 Bleeding and Shock Management Describe the signs and symptoms and management of shock. Shock has been a very serious issue with injured people recently. People can slip into shock when they are bleeding profusely or even when they see the smallest bit of blood. They can also slip into shock when they are losing too much blood because the heart is working to hard to protect the vital organs and the body just shuts down almost. Since blood is the body’s carrier of oxygen and other nutrients the body’s tissues don’t receive the nutrients it needs so the body reaches hypoxia. There are different types of shock. The different types of shock are: Anaphylactic, Septic, Obstructive, Neurogenic, Cardiogenic, and Hypovolemic shock. Each of these different types of shock has some different signs and symptoms but also have some of the same. They include anxiety, restlessness, weak and rapid pulse, moist skin, sense of doom and others. To manage shock
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Unformatted text preview: you would make sure the airway is open and make sure the bleeding is either stopped put under control to help maintain blood volume and good blood pressure. For anaphylactic shock you should have the injured person inject an epi-pen or aid them in doing so. Contacting EMS should be done before treating the symptoms of shock is performed. Describe the steps used to control bleeding using universal precautions. Infectious diseases are all around us. So when giving care to a victim or injured person it is vital that you take some very important precautions to make sure you don’t receive any of those diseases. Wearing gloves is important to protect yourself when you are handling bloody objects or bandages or even just touching a victim. Then if the blood spurting a gown may be used to protect from spurting blood. Also goggles are another form of personal protection from blood....
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course ATRN 120 taught by Professor Rodrigues during the Spring '08 term at Springfield.

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