Shock is a complex process characterized by decreased tissue perfusion resulting in an inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients to cells. Many hospitalized children may be at risk for developing shock. Because children have strong compensatory mechanisms, hypotension is often a late and ominous sign of shock.
Consequently, clinicians must be able to recognize the pediatric patient at risk for development of shock, differentiate the various types of shock and their associated clinical indicators, and utilize current clinical guidelines to manage the identified shock state.
- Scenarios and knowledge checks throughout
- Coverage of septic shock
- Recognize and differentiate obstructive, cardiogenic, hypovolemic and distributive shock.
- Explain the management strategies for each type of shock.
- Follow the pediatric-specific national guidelines for septic shock management.
Note: This course is only available to staff at PLS Participating Hospitals through their Learning Management Systems.