Trying to work out what is causing your patient’s shocked state is not only of diagnostic importance but will also guide you management, but first:
What is shock?
Shock is a clinical state in which tissue hypoxia results from mismatched oxygen supply and demand
How is CHOD going to help me ?
CHOD is a simple mnemonic covering the causes of shock.Cardiogenic Hypovolaemic Obstructive Distributive
To read a more about individual causes click on the links above.
- Bersten AD, Soni N. Oh’s Intensive Care Maual. Butterworth Heinemann Elsevier. Sixth Edition. 2009. Google books