All patients die from what? SHOCK! It could be trauma related, it could stem from a medical condition like anaphylaxis or simple cardiac arrest. No matter the underlining cause, our patient's death occurs because of the lack of blood and oxygen moving to the vital organs and the removal of the toxins from the body. As EMS providers, our job is simple, recognize, assess, and treat shock! No pressure...If all people die from it, and our job is centered around finding and treating it, then there shouldn't be anything shocking about shock, right?