The Neurogenic Shock (Tutorial) on neurogenic shock, including an overview of neurogenic shock and its pathophysiology, provides assessment guidelines for a patient with neurogenic shock, including common signs and symptoms and clinical presentation of patients who develop neurogenic shock. Goals of therapy and nursing and medical management as well as complications that can result from spinal shock after acute neurogenic shock dissipates are also covered.
This course qualifies for 1.0 contact hours, which can be earned on this course until January 28, 2014.
After using this program, the learner will be able to:
*Differentiate neurogenic shock from other types of shock (such as hypovolemic, septic, anaphylactic, and cardiogenic shock).
*Review the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury that can result in neurogenic shock.
*Determine the key mechanisms that contribute to the development of neurogenic shock.
*Summarize the clinical presentation of patients who develop neurogenic shock.
*Recognize the signs and symptoms of neurogenic shock based on physical assessment and hemodynamic findings.
*Summarize the therapeutic interventions for patients with neurogenic shock.
*Synthesize the key differences between neurogenic shock and spinal shock.
*Evaluate the types of complications that result form spinal shock after acute neurogenic shock dissipates.