Hypovolemic shock in children: Initial evaluation and management
- Wendy J Pomerantz, MD, MS
Wendy J Pomerantz, MD, MS
- Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition of Greater Cincinnati
- Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
- Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
- Mark G Roback, MD
Mark G Roback, MD
- Professor, Department of Pediatrics
- University of Minnesota Medical School
- Section Editors
- Susan B Torrey, MD
Susan B Torrey, MD
- Section Editor — Pediatric Resuscitation; Pediatric Trauma
- Associate Professor of Pediatrics
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Texas Children’s Hospital
- Adrienne G Randolph, MD, MSc
Adrienne G Randolph, MD, MSc
- Section Editor — Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
- Professor of Anaesthesia and Pediatrics
- Harvard Medical School
- Deputy Editor
- James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH
- Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
- Deputy Editor — Adult and Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Deputy Editor — Primary Care Sports Medicine (Adolescents and Adults)
- Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine/Traumatology
- University of Connecticut School of Medicine
This topic will review the evaluation and treatment of hypovolemic shock in children. A general approach to the initial evaluation and management of shock in children, evaluation and treatment of hypovolemia in children, and the pathophysiology of shock are discussed separately:To continue reading this article, you must log in with your personal, hospital, or group practice subscription. For more information on subscription options, click below on the option that best describes you:
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- PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND CLASSIFICATION
- Physical examination
- Ancillary data
- - Laboratory evaluation
- - Other studies
- Airway and breathing
- Control of hemorrhage
- Vascular access
- Fluid resuscitation
- Glucose abnormalities
- Ongoing management
- SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS