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Chapter 18: Shock

On average, your body has about 5 liters of blood continually traveling through it by way of the circulatory system.
The Circle of Blood Web site
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Haemorrahage Shock
When trauma patients lose too much blood, they can go into hypovolemic shock. This site defines hypovolemic shock and discusses its causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
Hypovolemic Shock Web site
If a patient has injuries to the lower extremities, you may be able to use a pneumatic antishock garment (PASG) to prevent or minimize hypovolemic shock, if local protocol allows.
David Clark Co. Web site
Cardiogenic shock is caused by inadequate function of the heart or pump failure. Circulation of blood throughout the vascular system requires the constant pumping action of a normal and vigorous heart muscle.
Medline Plus Web site

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