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A patient with a palpable radial pulse indicates a SBP of at least 80 mmHg, and a palpable femoral pulse indicates SBP of at least 70 mmHg.
|Initial Shock Management: Oxygen 15 L/min unless COPD. NS= N-Saline|
Shock’ exists when oxygen delivery fails to meet the metabolic requirements of the tissues. Shock is not equal to hypotension, but hypotension may be a late manifestation of circulatory failure with failure to deliver oxygen to tissues