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Understanding Shocks as it Relates to Estimated Blood Loss

by Sarita Bennett, DO, CPM
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 R-CERP, 0.1 Midwifery CEU
  • Learning Format: Webinar
  • Handout: No
  • Origin: MANA 2019

In this workshop we will discuss the causes and manifestations of shock including understanding the difference between vasovagal syncope and hypovolemic shock. Rather than relying on subjective measurements of estimated blood loss and applying one definition of postpartum hemorrhage to all pregnant people regardless of size, we will turn to a critical care understanding of classifications of hemorrhage based on percentage of total blood volume. Using this more individualized way to determine blood loss, we will use several examples to look at how different weights can impact how much blood loss can be tolerated.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will understand the different types of shock including similarities and differences;

Objective 2: Participants will be able to describe the difference and similarity of vasovagal syncope and shock;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to apply critical care principles of hypovolemic shock to better evaluate postpartum hemorrhage.

Categories: Midwifery
Presentations: 5  |  Hours / CE Credits: 5  |  Viewing Time: 5 Weeks