Shock – what is it, how is it treated and what do I monitor
All about Shock
A patient presents in “Shock” – what does this actually mean? What is happening to that patient and how can we best treat this critical condition? There are 3 different types of shock - hypovolaemic, distributive and cardiogenic, this webinar will explain what these terms mean and how you can differentiate between the different forms of shock. Is there more to treating shock than just starting fluids? We will discuss how shock is treated depending on the type of shock and why this is important. How can you tell if your patient is responding to treatment and when should you alert the veterinarian? From a nursing perspective we will look at what we should be monitoring in patients that present in (or deteriorate and go into) shock, from initial triage to stabilisation and critical care monitoring.
Recording from 4 February 2021
Skye Carr Diploma Nurse Educator. DipVN (ECC), TAA.
Skye is an Australian qualified Veterinary Nurse who has been working as a veterinary nurse for over 16 years. She spent 6 years working in general practice before moving on to a specialist and emergency centre in Adelaide. She split her time between the emergency and medicine departments for many years with a particular interest in critical care. In 2011, Skye completed her Diploma in Emergency and Critical care. Shortly after, Skye took on the Nursing Manager role for the specialty centre for 2 years before deciding to move into a full time senior emergency nursing role. Skye completed her TAE in 2015 to share her knowledge and skills with other veterinary nurses and completed some casual assessing for nurses. Skye is currently still working in Adelaide in a specialist and emergency centre in a part time capacity as a senior nurse for both the emergency and medicine departments.