"improving intensive care in Scotland"


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There are 12 pages on this module which take 30 min to read. The associated questions at the end should take 5 min and should be attempted only after the module is completed.

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Educational Objectives

By the end of this module you should:

1. Know the definition of shock and its types.

2. Know the basics of CVS physiology and the pathophysiology of shock.

3. Be able to apply your knowledge of pathophysiology to explain common symptoms and signs of shock.

4. Have the theoretic background to enable you to make informed decisions when managing shock.

5. Understand the mode of action and indications for commonly used inotropes/vasopressors.

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