Differentiation and Treatment of Shock States with Guideline Updates for the APRN

Author(s): Cate Enstrom, Billie Lancaster, Sarah Gast

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 0.30

Expires Dec 15, 2026

Topics: MultiSystem, Pharmacology

Population: Adult

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

The session is an advanced review of the management of shock, including the initial approach to undifferentiated shock. Hemodynamic profiles and clinical features are highlighted to determine etiology of shock. Focus is on the empiric treatment of shock as well as application of updated evidence-based practice guideline in the treatment of septic, cardiogenic and anaphylactic shock for the advanced practice provider.


  • Differentiate treatment strategies of the four main types of shock: hypovolemic, cardiogenic, obstructive and distributive.
  • Analyze hemodynamic profiles and clinical features to determine types of shock: hypovolemic, distributive, obstructive and cardiogenic.
  • Apply evidence-based guidelines to the initial management of shock.

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Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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