Patient :Working on a case study. Wondering if someone could help me determine what stage of shock the patient is in at the scene of the accident. I am stuck between compensatory and progressive. The vitals I provided were obtained at the scene of the accident. Later in the case study the patient is brought to ED, placed on a ventilator and a chest tube was inserted with 2000mL of blood drained immediately. Any assistance with this question would be great. Thank you!
Symptoms: 33y/o male MVA , vitals at the scene: BP 64/42 HR 136, RR 28. Peripheral pulses weak and thready, skin pale, cool, and clammy
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