CPD modules

Caring for patients with haemorrhagic shock

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2021
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module discusses the clinical features of haemorrhagic shock and the strategies used to manage the condition. The life-threatening condition is secondary to large-volume blood loss through uncontrolled bleeding and is often associated with trauma or complications following surgical or medical procedures. This module focuses on the presenting symptoms, classifications, compensatory mechanisms, physiological changes and nursing interventions.

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Elizabeth Gallimore, Clinical research practitioner, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust Clinical Trials, Wirral, England.


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