Pop Quiz #2
From the ATLS manual…
A 22yo male was “minding his own business” when he what shot multiple times with a 9 mm handgun in right thigh and left shoulder. Upon arrival in trauma bay #1 you perform your initial assessment and begin resuscitation efforts. Based on your initial assessment, you suspect that this upstanding member of the community is suffering from hemorrhagic shock. What is the most likely initial indication that a patient may have hemorrhagic shock?
A. Change in mental status
B. Depressed systolic blood pressure
C. Distended neck veins
D. Muffled heart sounds
F. Thready pulses
Answer to be posted in the comments.