Welcome to the lesson on hypovolemic shock. In this video, we'll discuss recognizing hypovolemic shock, and its signs and symptoms. hypovolemic shock is the most common type of shock and perhaps the easiest to understand. It occurs when there's insufficient blood in the cardiovascular system, which can be due to hemorrhage externally or into the peritoneum or into the gastrointestinal system. hypovolemic shock and children can also occur from water loss, perspiration, diarrhea, vomiting, or in food moves into the tissues and hypovolemic shock, preload to the heart is decreased. That is, there's less volume to fill the heart, though contractility is normal or increased.
Likewise, afterload is increased since the vessels have constricted in an attempt to increase blood pressure. Signs and symptoms of hypothalamic shock include possible to kidney tech cardia, inadequate or low blood pressure, narrow pulse pressure, slow capillary refill, we breathe pulses, normal central pulses, possible decreased urine output and decreased level of consciousness. This concludes our lesson on hypovolemic shock. Next, we'll review distributive shock.