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Monday, March 19, 2018

Hemorrhagic Shock

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emDocs - March 12, 2018 - Authors: DeVivo A and Beck-Esmay J
Edited by: Koyfman A and Long B
..."The compensatory mechanisms enacted by the body during hemorrhagic shock inevitably fail without intervention. As these mechanisms become overwhelmed, acidosis will begin to worsen due to decreased perfusion. This will be reflected by the progressive increase in lactate and base deficit. These two levels can be evaluated as point-of-care test in the emergency department and may be utilized as rough estimations for impending failure of physiologic compensatory mechanisms, and thus vascular collapse.
The remainder of this article will be focused on resuscitation bay pearls for early detection, intervention, and prevention of rapid deterioration in hemorrhagic shock..."