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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


Shock1
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