Hypovolaemic shock: assessment, pathophysiology and nursing care

Moruzzi, M. & McLeod, A. (2017). Hypovolaemic shock: assessment, pathophysiology and nursing care. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 13(3), pp. 126-132. doi: 10.12968/bjnn.2017.13.3.126

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Hypovolaemia leads to a number of key physiological responses which require systematic assessment and interpretation. This article focuses on a case study involving a patient with Parkinson’s disease who became hypovolaemic following a fall at home, to illustrate the impact of hypovolaemia and current recommendations regarding fluid resuscitation. ABCDE assessment is considered as well as arterial blood gas analysis and interpretation is explained in light of the patient scenario.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hypovolaemia, shock, colloids, crystalloids, arterial blood gases, rhabdomyolysis, orthostatic hypotension
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Department of Adult Nursing
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/17831

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