Pediatric Shock-Session 2-January 31st 1100-1200 Hours

This session will cover one of those types of calls that strikes fear into every provider’s heart: the sick pediatric patient. We will cover one of the various forms of shock and then formulate different treatment strategies for them. These guys are scary because they can compensate tremendously well and for a long period of time before they suddenly decompensate and get very sick, very fast.

Target Audience

EMS/Nursing Providers

Learning Objectives

Upon completion the student will be able to:

  • Describe & compare the various forms of shock to include hypovolemic, cardiogenic, distributive, and obstructive shock.
  • Identify the various causes of shock in the pediatric patient
  • List the appropriate interventions for the treatment of shock in the pediatric patient
  •  Compare and contrast “normal” vital signs to those of a pediatric patient in shock


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Medical
  • 1.00 Nursing
  • 0.50 Trauma
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Course expires: 

Christy Tennant, BSN, C-NPT

Trauma Injury Prevention Specialist

Penrose St. Francis

Centura Health

EMS Continuing Education approved by the State of Colorado through Centura Health Prehospital Services Training Center and Group # CO 039 (SAH), #CO 040 (PSF) and #CO 065 (SDG)

Available Credit

  • 0.50 Medical
  • 1.00 Nursing
  • 0.50 Trauma


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Required Hardware/software

Computer or mobile device with speakers or headphones