Deteriorating Patient
Deteriorating Patient
 

Signs of Hypoperfusion

 
 
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Overview

  • There are multiple clinical signs that suggest hypoperfusion, or shock.
    • Signs of Hypoperfusion

    • Tachycardia
    • Tachypnoea
    • Hypotension
    • Cool peripheries
    • Clamminess
    • Altered mental status
    • Reduced urine output (<0.5mL/kg/hr)
    • Pearls: Hypoperfusion

    • If shock is suspected, escalate immediately.
    • Patients with distributive shock (sepsis, anaphylaxis) are generally significantly vasodilated and will not be peripherally cool.
 
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