Acute Physiologic Response

Etiology

  • Pain
  • Hypovolemia
  • Stress
  • Anemia
  • Fever for any reason
  • Hypoxemia from any cause
  • Pulmonary embolism, pneumothorax, asthma, COPD, MI, other significant cardio-pulmonary event
  • Infection, w/heart rate typically increasing in parallel w/severity of illness/compromise

Symptoms

  • SOB, CP, other based on underlying problem

Physical Exam Findings

  • Exam abnormalities based on underlying source of problem