signs and evaluation of shock

signs and evaluation of shock - Learning Issue: signs and...

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Learning Issue: signs and evaluation of shock- MH General Statement: In general patients with shock exhibit a stress response: they appear ill, pale, often sweating, usually tachypneic or grunting, and often with a weak and rapid pulse. Ellen was white, pale, and sweaty on general appearance. Shock is a possibility; however we did a poor physical exam to know for sure. http://www.mdconsult.com/books/page.do?eid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472-0. .00004-9-- s0045&isbn=978-0-323-05472-0&type=bookPage&sectionEid=4-u1.0-B978-0-323-05472- Physical signs of cardiogenic shock: Cardiogenic shock is diagnosed after documentation of myocardial dysfunction and exclusion of alternative causes of hypotension, such as hypovolemia, hemorrhage, sepsis, pulmonary embolism, pericardial tamponade, aortic dissection, or preexisting valvular disease. Shock is present if evidence of multisystem organ hypoperfusion is detected upon physical examination. Patients in shock usually appear ashen or cyanotic and have cool skin and mottled
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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