In this scenario, learners are to assess the postoperative patient, recognize the signs and symptoms of hypovolemic shock; and intervene appropriately to minimize adverse patient outcomes and support recovery. Interventions should include: assessment and interpretation of vital signs (including pain); focused neurological and abdominal assessments, assessment of postoperative equipment (Jackson Pratt, dressing, intravenous, foley catheter), effective communication with physician; therapeutic communication and teaching with the patient and family and subsequent safe administration of blood product.