Discussion in 'ALS Discussion' started by Guardian, Jul 7, 2006.
What do you guys know about it? Where do you see it the most (what type of call)?
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.
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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