Initial treatment for shock

What is the initial treatment for shock? 

There is no single treatment for shock: Therapy is aimed at the cause. That being said, most types of shock respond well to fluid therapy, so if the cause cannot be identified, a single bolus of 20 mL/kg of either normal saline or lactated Ringer’s solution may be helpful and, at worst, is unlikely to cause serious harm. Additionally, the patient should receive supplemental oxygen and may require assisted ventilation to ensure that oxygen delivery is maximized.


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