Diagnosis of Shock

Author: Jonathan M Jones / Editor: Steve Fordham / Reviewer: Stewart McMorrran, Nadarajah Prasanna / Code: / Published: 18/06/2021

This session covers the assessment and management of shock in the emergency department (ED).

After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Describe what is meant by shock
  • Differentiate between the various causes of shock
  • Recognise the physical signs and symptoms of shock
  • Formulate a differential diagnosis for the shocked patient
  • Recall the tasks involved in the resuscitation and treatment of the causes of shock


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