Critical Care Fundamentals: Management of Shock Part 2B

Shock is defined as circulatory failure leading to decreased organ perfusion.  In a shock state there is an inadequate delivery of oxygenated blood to tissues that results in end-organ dysfunction.  Effective resuscitation includes rapid identification and correction of inadequate circulation.  the finding of normal hemodynamic parameters (i.e. normal blood pressure) doe not exclude shock itself.  In this 17 minute and 26 second video, I will review the management shock – part 2b (Dobutamine, Milrinone, Vasopressin, Angiotensin II, & Selepressin).


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Critical Care Education Curriculum

Please watch Critical Care Fundamentals – Mgmt of Shock Part 1 & Mgmt of Shock Part 2A as well

Mgmt of Shock – Educational Reinforcement Material

Mgmt of Shock – Supplemental Educational Material

Post Peer Reviewed By: Salim R. Rezaie, MD (Twitter: @srrezaie)

Cite this article as: Frank Lodeserto MD, "Critical Care Fundamentals: Management of Shock Part 2B", REBEL EM blog, October 14, 2019. Available at:

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