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Results when fluid is lost through hemorrhage, GI loss (vomiting, diarrhea), fistual drainage, diabetes insipidus, hyperglycemia, or diuresis.
Caused by third spacing; bowel obstruction; ascites; loss of blood volume into a fracture site; burns.
Cardiovascular presentations from hypovolemic shock
Decreased: preload, stroke volume, capillary refill time.
Diagnostic findings in hypovolemic shock
Decreased h/h; Increased lactate and urine specific gravity; changes in electrolytes.
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