Shock First Aid Treatment
Shock, either severe or light, may be caused by disease or accidental injury.
weakness, dizziness, anxiety, vomit, paleness, wet and cold skin, shallow and rapid breath, rapid and weak pulse, or even fainting.
- Keep patient lying down with head leaned, and support her/his feet with blanket or wooden box.
- Loosen her/his clothes on the neck and chest.
- Cover her/him with blanket to keep her/him warm (do not use hot-water bag to prevent expansion of skin blood vessel, which may make blood flow to skin and result in serious insufficiency of blood in some organs).
- Perform treatment to shock pursuant to different causes, e.g. stop bleeding for the patient with bleeding, fix the affected limb of fracture to reduce her/his pain.
- Rub the patient's lips with wet cotton stick if she/he feels thirsty; do not have her/him drink any beverage directly.
- Check her/his breath and pulse every ten minutes, send her/him to hospital for treatment immediately.