Goals and Objectives


  • Resident will be comfortable with initial evaluation and basic management of patients with shock
Learning Objectives

  • Resident will be able to list the four categories of shock and common etiologies for each category
    • Hypovolemic
      • Blood loss
      • Dehydration
    • Cardiogenic
      • Arrhythmia
      • ACS
      • Heart Failure
      • Valvular Disease
    • Distributive
      • Sepsis
      • Neurogenic
      • Anaphylaxis
      • Endocrine
    • Obstructive
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Tension Pneumothorax
      • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Resident will describe history and physical exam findings to support diagnosis of shock etiology
  • Resident will describe basic management of patients in each category of shock
Recommended Resources

Prior to Conference

  • Four Types of Shock (EM in 5)  

Additional Resources


Cardiogenic Shock

Septic Shock

Neurogenic Shock

Hemorrhagic Shock

Anaphylactic Shock

Pulmonary Embolism

Tension Pneumothorax

Cardiac Tamponade

Ultrasound in Shock

Original Post by Eric Shappell on 12/01/2014
Reviewed by James Ahn on 12/01/2014
Last Updated by Eric Shappell on 02/16/2016 Contact / Feedback