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SHOCK

ELECTRIC SHOCK

Electric shock varies in intensity and may cause serious injuries which may be fatal. Breathing and heartbeat mat stop and severe burns may occur where electricity enters and leaves the body.

WHAT TO DO

  •  Switch off the current {preferably at the mains} before touching the patient.
  • Check the breathing. If breathing has stopped, start mouth-to-mouth respiration at once. If the person starts breathing again, but still unconscious, place in the recovery position.
  • Treat any visible burns.

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TRAUMATIC SHOCK

Shock is a life threatening condition that may be due to serious injury or severe blood or fluid loss

Signs

  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Weak and irregular pulse rate
  • Thirst
  • Drowsiness or confusion
  • Pallor

WHAT TO DO

  • Lay the person down, with the head low and the legs slightly raised. Turn the head to one side and loosen any tight clothing.
  • Cover with a blanket to prevent heat loss. Do not use hot water bottles or electric blankets
  • Do not give anything to eat or drink.

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