Primary Shock Classification System for Emergency Medical Responders

This article provides an easy method for EMTs and paramedics in identifying and categorizing the types of shock in emergency medical situations. The method is called 'FLASH' and stands for F - hypovolemic shock, L - distributive or neurogenic shock, A - anaphylactic shock, S - septic shock, H - cardiogenic shock. This mnemonic device helps EMS professionals quickly recognize and respond to different types of shock, ensuring faster and more effective treatment and care for patients in need.