Which client should be assessed for hypovolemic shock?


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- A 45 year old female with +2 pitting edema receiving lasix.

- A 77 year old male with cellulitis of the leg who received vancomycin.

- A 25 year old female who came in for vomitting with the last emesis 12 hours ago.

- A 60 year old female with a lupus flare up receiving normal saline at 125 mL/hr.


Causes of Hypovolemic shock include: body fluid depletion, hemorrhage (trauma, surgery, GI ulcer, increased clotting), dehydration (via N/V/D, hyperglycemia, diuretic therapy, etc). The client receiving lasix is at risk for depleteing too much fluids.

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