The client sustained an open fracture of the femur from an automobile accident. For which of the following types of shock should the client be assessed?
A fractured femur, especially an open fracture, can cause much soft tissue damage and lead to significant blood loss. Hypovolemic shock can develop. Cardiogenic shock occurs when cardiac output is decreased as a result of ineffective pumping. Neurogenic shock occurs as a result of an impaired autonomic nervous system function. Anaphylactic shock is the result of an allergic reaction.
CN: Physiological adaptation; CL: Analyze