Define shock and explain the implications.
Question: Explain the clotting cascade and the relevance to the symptoms described. Support your answer using specific facts, data, examples, and other information drawn from the textbook and at least one other supplemental source.
2.Case Scenario: A patient has been brought to the ED with the following symptoms: (a) reports feeling sick, (b) weak, (c) cold at times and hot others, (d) nauseated, (e) confused and at times afraid, without a specific reason why, (f) thirsty, and (g) short of breath. Nothing in his history gives clear direction of what might be happening. His blood gases reveal respiratory alkalosis. Vital signs are HR 95 RR 40 BP 100/60. The doctor states the patient exhibits shock symptoms.
Question: Define shock and explain the implications. Include in your answer specific facts, data, examples, and other information drawn from your textbook and at least one other supplemental source.