Shock is a clinical syndrome that is a result of inadequate tissue perfusion that creates an imbalance between the delivery of and requirements for oxygen that support cell health. Signs and symptoms of excess fluid volume or inadequate tissue perfusion characterize heart failure.
Address the Following:
- Describe the differences in the nursing management for a patient diagnosed with hypovolemic shock, cardiogenic shock, and heart failure.
- Because heart failure can be a chronic condition, identify a priority teaching intervention for the patient with a new diagnosis of heart failure.