Upon completion of the chapter the reader will be able to

1. List the most common etiologies of decreased intravascular volume in hypovolemic shock patients.

2. Describe the major hemodynamic and metabolic abnormalities that occur in patients with hypovolemic shock.

3. Describe the clinical presentation, including signs, symptoms, and laboratory test measurements, for the typical hypovolemic shock patient.

4. Prepare a treatment plan with clearly defined outcome criteria for a hypovolemic shock patient that includes both fluid management and other pharmacologic therapy.

5. Compare and contrast the relative advantages and disadvantages of crystalloids, colloids, and blood products in the treatment of hypovolemic shock.

6. Formulate a stepwise monitoring strategy for a hypovolemic shock patient.

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