What is Hypovolemia?
A sudden and significant decrease in the volume of blood and fluids in the body.
What are the Potential Causes of Hypovolemia?
• Blood loss (external or internal)
• Inadequate intake of fluids
• Excessive vomiting of diarrhea
What are the Indicators of Hypovolemia?
• ECG: Rapid rate with narrow QRS complexes
• Exam: Flattened neck veins, dry mucous membranes
What is the Treatment for Hypovolemia?
• Obtain IV/IO access
• Administer supplementary fluids or blood products