The nurse is caring for a deteriorating patient going into cardiogenic shock. The nurse expects to note which manifestations?

Cool, clammy skin
Hypotension
Low urine output
Tachycardia

Explanation

• Cardiogenic shock results in inadequate circulation of blood due to failure of the heart to pump effectively.

• Manifestations of reduced circulation include tachycardia, hypotension, weak and thready pulse, decrease in urinary output, and cool, clammy skin.

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