Critical Blood Loss Demands Fluid Resuscitation to Fight Hypovolemic Shock - 16-GANN-F3-0030

Critical Blood Loss Demands Fluid Resuscitation to Fight Hypovolemic Shock

by Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, CFRN, FAEN and Preethum Prithviraj, MSHS, NREMT-P and Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P
16-GANN-F3-0030
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This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

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Summary:

Hypovolemia occurs for a variety of reasons. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea can deplete intravascular volumes. Excessive diuresis from diabetes insipidus or diabetic ketoacidosis can also reduce intravascular volumes. When caring for trauma patients, hypovolemic shock is due to blood loss from sustained injuries. A blood loss of 20% of total blood volume is considered hypovolemic shock. Hypovolemia is not always obvious. Patients with abdominal or chest injuries or fractures may bleed internally. Hypovolemic shock can be life-threatening in most trauma situations. Undetected or undertreated compensatory hypovolemic shock can progress to decompensated shock. The entire trauma team must remain alert for the signs of hypovolemic shock.

Objectives:

The purpose of this program is to inform paramedics about fluid resuscitation of patients in hypovolemic shock caused by blood loss. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the stages of hypovolemic shock
  • Describe the clinical manifestations of hypovolemic shock
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of fluids used to treat hypovolemic shock
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is designed for EMTs and Paramedics.
 
OnCourse Learning is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), formerly known as Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).
 
CEH Number and Category: 1.0 Advanced

Course Originally Released on: 1/15/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/24/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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MICHAEL C - San Angelo, TX  ·  Feb 18, 2017
This was a great course, thank you
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Omar G - Glendale, CA  ·  Feb 14, 2017
great refresher for hypovolemic shock senarios
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Ismael P - North Hollywood, CA  ·  Jan 13, 2017
I would recommend this course to a colleague.
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Robert B - Camarillo, CA  ·  Jan 11, 2017
THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING SUBJECT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT.
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Jose R - Lynwood, CA  ·  Jan 07, 2017
Pretty good course will recommended to coworkers.
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