View Full Version : Psychogenic Shock
07-07-2006, 10:21 PM
What do you guys know about it? Where do you see it the most (what type of call)?
07-08-2006, 10:06 AM
Psychogenic shock (aka Syncope, Fainting) is usually related to a sympathetic response causing a temporary decrease in cerebral perfusion. Usually, very temporary, and when the body performs it basically goes into a preservation mode, shunting blood supply (i.e. reason for being pale) and adjust accordingly.
Types of call, usually when someone is seeing something grotesque, shocking, bad news, or EMT students watching a procedure. Simply treated, lay down.... no big deal.
07-08-2006, 11:59 PM
ok, thanks. I wasn't sure if psychogenic shock was just a fancy way of saying syncope but i know now.
I always felt as though Psychogenic shock was a catch-all of sorts.
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