Shock BT_RT 1.3

Following on from yesterdays statement on propofol in shock, today’s LO deals with the physiology of shock.

BT_RT 1.3 Describe the physiological consequences of shock

Here are five statements about shock which are either True or False

TRUE/FALSE: In the absence of sympathetic reflexes the compensatory capacity of the body for haemorrhage is decreased by 80%

TRUE/FALSE: After loss of around 20% of the blood volume further losses cause a linear decrease in blood pressure

TRUE/FALSE: The central nervous system ischaemic response does not significantly activate above mean arterial blood pressures of 50mmHg

TRUE/FALSE: Severe shock causes centrilobular hepatic necrosis

TRUE/FALSE: Irreversible shock means that cardiac output cannot be returned to normal

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