Category: First Aid

Shock

Shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough blood flow. It is life threatening condition requires immediate treatment. Person should be given below given first aid tips before the medical help arrives.

First Aid:

  • Lay the person down and elevate the legs and feet slightly, unless this may not cause pain or further injury.
  • Keep the person still and don't move him or her unless necessary.
  • Begin CPR if the person shows no signs of life, such as breathing, coughing or movement.
  • Loosen tight clothing and, if needed, cover the person with a blanket to prevent chilling.
  • Don't let the person eat or drink anything.
  • If the person is bleeding, hold pressure over the bleeding area, using a towel or sheet.
  • If the person vomits or begins bleeding from the mouth, turn him or her onto a side to prevent choking, unless there is a spinal injury.

Seek medical help, if:

Call the emergency number if a person is in shock due to trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes

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