Which client should be assessed for hypovolemic shock?

 

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- A 28 year old female who is 10 weeks pregnant and having hyperemesis

- A 22 year old male with pneumonia.

- A 27 year old female with mononucleosis

- A 25 year old male with an allergic rash.

Rationale

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 that has been throwing up multiple times for many days is at risk for hypovolemic shock.

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