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SHOCK. What’s is it and how to treat it. SHOCK . Implies a state of collapse of the cardiovascular system and constitutes a medical emergency. Every significant injury has the potential to lead to a state of shock Takes immediate priority during first aid. CAUSES.

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shock

SHOCK

What’s is it and how to treat it

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SHOCK
  • Implies a state of collapse of the cardiovascular system and constitutes a medical emergency.
  • Every significant injury has the potential to lead to a state of shock
  • Takes immediate priority during first aid
causes
CAUSES
  • Hemorrhage (internal or external)
  • Pooling or stagnation of blood flow
  • If not treated can lead to irreversible changes.
treatment
TREATMENT
  • If shock does develop you should –
  • Reassure the athlete in a confident and controlled manner
  • Position the athlete in view of other injuries (reclining with feet higher them the head)
  • Control bleeding if present using correct procedures.
  • Relieve or minimize any pain
  • Control heat loss (not active warm as it causes blood vessels to dilate a takes blood away from vital organs)
shock treatment summary
SHOCK TREATMENT SUMMARY
  • Warmth
  • Airway
  • Rest
  • Reassurance
  • Mechanical Aid
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