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Industry Standards and Best Practices
When a person goes into shock, it can be a very serious and even fatal health situation. As a result, this course will explain some reasons people go into shock, list some symptoms of shock, explain first aid to provide to someone in shock, and note the importance of calling for qualified medical assistance to aid someone in shock.
When a person is in shock, the body doesn’t pump enough blood to vital organs, including the heart and brain. This can lead to serious damage and even death.
People can go into shock for a number of reasons, including after a serious injury or cut.
First aid for shock involves calling for qualified medical assistance, having the person lie down, and covering the person with something like a blanket.
What is shock?Shock is a condition in which the body slows down, including slowing the rate of blood circulation.
What causes shock?Many different factors can cause a person to go into shock, including illnesses and infections; heatstroke; blood loss; poisoning; burns; physical trauma; and emotional trauma.
Is it important to call for qualified medical assistance if a person is in shock?Yes.
What are some steps of first aid for a person in shock?Calm the person, have the person lie down, and keep the person warm by covering the person with a blanket.
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