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Circulatory assessment 

Circulatory assessment
Circulatory assessment

Jason Smith

, Ian Greaves

, and Keith M Porter

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date: 02 July 2022

Circulatory assessment 96

Shock 100

Hypovolaemic shock due to haemorrhage 104

Haemostasis 105

Treatment of haemorrhagic shock 106

Fluid resuscitation therapy 108

Other causes of shock 112

Further reading 115

This chapter outlines the assessment of circulation in an injured patient including the pathophysiology, recognition and management of shock. When managing an injured patient it is vital to recognize the presence of shock early, and to rapidly identify and treat the cause. Following major trauma, by far the commonest cause of shock is hypovolaemia due to bleeding....

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