The nurse is caring for a client with cardiogenic shock. The nurse expects which signs present with this client? Select all that apply.

  • hypertension; slow, labored breathing
  • decreased urine output; warm, pink skin
  • increased urine output; cool, clammy skin
  • hypotension; weak pulse; cool, clammy skin
Number 4 is correct.
Classic signs of cardiogenic shock include a rapid pulse that weakens; cool, clammy skin; and decreased urine output. Hypotension is another classic sign.