Nursing patients with hypovolaemic and cardiogenic shock

  • Patricia Hunt
  • Bernice Sendell
Chapter
Part of the The Essentials of Nursing book series (TEON)

Abstract

Normal maintenance of blood pressure and circulation The cardiovascular system consists of an enclosed tubular system comprising the heart, arteries, veins and capillaries, through which blood flows. Its function is the transportation around the body of oxygen, carbon dioxide, water, ions, nutrients, hormones, waste products of metabolism, and cells and molecules involved with the defence of the body against disease.

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© Patricia Hunt and Bernice Sendell 1987

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  • Patricia Hunt
  • Bernice Sendell

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