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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


Pulse

Rapid

Weak

Pulse


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