Shock is a major critical illness that involves almost every organ system. It is not simply a problem of decreased blood pressure. It is a problem of inadequate tissue perfusion. Part 1 presents an overview of the shock syndrome, including definitions, classifications, and cellular changes in shock.
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V Rice; Shock, a clinical syndrome: an update. Part 1. An overview of shock. Crit Care Nurse 1 April 1991; 11 (4): 20–24. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn1918.104.22.168
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