Cardiovascular Medicine Book




Shock Index

Aka: Shock Index
  1. Indications
    1. Hemorrhagic Shock
  2. Technique: Calculation
    1. Shock Index = (Heart Rate) / (Systolic Blood Pressure)
  3. Interpretation
    1. Mild Shock: 0.6 to 1
    2. Moderate Shock: 1 to 1.4
    3. Severe Shock: >1.4
  4. Efficacy
    1. Shock Index (by contrast with Vital Signs) does correlate with degree of Hemorrhage
      1. Mutschler (2013) Crit Care 17(4): R172 [PubMed]

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