Septic shock

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Septic shock is caused by
Infections, septicaemia, immunocompromised HIV Leukemia
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Endotoxins trigger immune and inflammatory responses in
Septicaemia
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Bacteria in septic shock can be
Gram negative or positive
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Clients at risk are
Immune compromised, hospitalised, chronic illness, poor nutrition
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Early stages of septic shock are
Shock  Early  BP: normal to ↓  HR: ↑, thready  Resp.: rapid and deep  Skin: warm, flushed  Mental Status: alert and orientated, anxious  Urine Output: normal  Other: ↑Temp  Late  BP: ↓  HR: ↑  Resp.: rapid, shallow  Skin: cool, pale,
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1st stage of shock -early
Is reversible
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Stage 2
Intermediat
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Stage 3
Refractory /irreversible
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Stage 1
Inadequate oxygen supply to tissue, sustained decrease in MAP
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Stage 2 shock
Stage 2 ‐ Intermediate  Sustained decrease in MAP> 20 mmHg  Compensatory mechanisms no longer able to sustain MAP  Vasoconstriction causes cells to die  Anaerobic metabolism  Lactic acidosis  Sodium/Potassium pump fails ‐> impaired contractili
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Stage 3 refractory irreversible
Compensatory mechanism overwhelmed  Blood flow to vital organs is critically reduced  Cerebral & myocardial ischaemia is clinically apparent  eg. mental status changes, cardiac rhythm disturbances, decreased cardiac output  Worsening lactic/metab
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Septicaemia

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Endotoxins trigger immune and inflammatory responses in

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Gram negative or positive

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Immune compromised, hospitalised, chronic illness, poor nutrition

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Shock  Early  BP: normal to ↓  HR: ↑, thready  Resp.: rapid and deep  Skin: warm, flushed  Mental Status: alert and orientated, anxious  Urine Output: normal  Other: ↑Temp  Late  BP: ↓  HR: ↑  Resp.: rapid, shallow  Skin: cool, pale,

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