Hypovolemic & Septic Shock: Causes & Treatment


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Anaphylactic shock is a type of:

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1. Neurogenic shock is a type of:

2. Obstruction of the GI tract will most likely result in:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inadequate perfusion of blood to tissues (shock) can be caused by low blood volume or systemic infection. This quiz/worksheet combo will require you to identify the types of shock and their possible causes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Categorizations of anaphylactic, neurogenic, and septic shock
  • Type of shock most likely to result from a blockage in the GI tract
  • Type of shock that is likely to result when a major blood vessel ruptures

Skills Practiced

This quiz/worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about types of shock
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the following types of shock: distributive, hemorrhagic, septic, neurogenic, hypovolemic and anaphylactic
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure you can tell the difference between types of shock

Additional Learning

To learn more about the four types of shock, review the accompanying lesson called Hypovolemic & Septic Shock: Causes & Treatment. This lesson is designed to cover the following objectives:

  • Define shock
  • Name and explain the four categories of shock
  • Identify three causes of distributive shock
  • Define sepsis
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of shock