Critical Blood Loss Demands Fluid Resuscitation to Fight Hypovolemic Shock

by Instructor: Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P; Instructor: Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN; Instructor: Preethum Prithviraj, MSHS, NREMT-P

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i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P, is a paramedic in Indianapolis, Ind. Guy H. Haskell, PhD, JD, REMT-P has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN, is the owner of Solheim Enterprises and an educational consultant who speaks internationally on motivational and clinical topics. Solheim is the founder of Project Helping Hands (http://project-helping-hands.org), a developing nations nonprofit humanitarian medical organization. Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Preethum Prithviraj, MSHS, NREMT-P, is a paramedic and former director of operations for a 911 and inter-facility transport service. Preethum Prithviraj, MSHS, NREMT-P has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education

    1.00HOURS

    This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

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    I understand that OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, as a requirement of CAPCE accreditation will submit a record of my course completions to the CAPCE AMS. I further understand that my course completion records may be accessed by or shared with such regulators as state EMS offices, training officers, and NREMT on a password-protected need-to-know basis. In addition, I understand that I may review my record of CAPCE-accredited course completions by contacting CAPCE.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-16-GANN-F3-0030
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-06-05
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the clinical manifestations of hypovolemic shock; Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of fluids used to treat hypovolemic shock ; Identify the stages of hypovolemic shock
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: advanced level Emergency Medical Personnel; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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