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What is shock?. Shock is a medical emergency in which the organs and tissues of the body are not receiving an adequate flow of blood. This deprives the organs and tissues of oxygen (carried in the blood) and allows the buildup of waste products. Shock can result in serious damage or even death .

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what is shock
What is shock?
  • Shock is a medical emergency in which the organs and tissues of the body are not receiving an adequate flow of blood. This deprives the organs and tissues of oxygen (carried in the blood) and allows the buildup of waste products. Shock can result in serious damage or even death.
shock

Shock

Signs & Symptoms

skin color
Fair Complexion

Pale

May become Bluish

Dark Complexion

Ashen to Gray

Skin Color
skin temperature
Cool

Cold

May be Shivering

Skin Temperature
skin moisture
Clammy

Profuse Sweating

Skin Moisture
pupils
Size

Dilated

General Appearance

Glossy

Glazed Over

Distant

Pupils
respiration
Rapid

Shallow

Irregular

Labored

Gasping

Respiration
blood pressure
Generally

Weak

Systolic

Dropping

Blood Pressure
level of consciousness
Restless

Anxious

Fearful

Disoriented

Lethargic

Level of Consciousness
other signs symptoms
Extreme Thirst

Dizzy

Agitated

Nausea

Vomiting

Other Signs & Symptoms
types of shock
Cardiogenic

Hypovolemic

Anaphylactic

Septic

Neurogenic

Heart Problems

Pool Blood Volume

Allergic Reaction

Infection

CNS Damage

Types of Shock
general shock causes
Any Condition that reduces Blood Flow

Shock is often associated with heavy external or internal bleeding

Dilate

Heart Problems

Low Blood Volume

Bleeding

Dehydration

Changes in Blood Vessels

Infections

Reactions

General Shock Causes
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