First Aid for Shock

According to Erste-Hilfe Kurs München Hauptbahnhof the shock – is a dangerous pathological process that develops in response to extreme shocks of both physical and emotional nature. Shock is accompanied by a progressive disturbance of the vital functions of the nervous system, circulation, respiration, metabolism, and some others. In essence, it is a disruption of compensatory reactions of the body in response to damage. Observation of the course of the state of shock should be carried out in intensive care units. But before the victim is under the care of doctors, he should be given first aid.

  • Any first aid treatment includes antishock measures:
  • Reassure the victim if he or she is conscious;
  • Warm – a blanket, warm clothes (even in summer the person will get cold);
  • Lay him on his back and raise his legs (if he is conscious and there are no injuries of the head, neck, or spine);
  • Give a warm, sweet drink;
  • Keep an eye on the patient.

Erste Hilfe Kurs hauptbahnhof advises providing the necessary aid according to the type of wound (stop the bleeding, immobilize the fracture, etc.), wrap the victim in a blanket, lay him horizontally with his head slightly lowered, immediately call qualified medical assistance.

Signs and symptoms of shock

Phase 1 – agitation:

  • The face is red;
  • The patient is pacing;
  • Shouting, swearing;
  • Pulse full, 80-90;
  • Breathing is rapid and deep;
  • The reaction is inadequate.

Phase 2 – inhibition:

  • The face is sharply pale;
  • Nasolabial triangle blue;
  • Chills;
  • Lethargy, somnolence;
  • Absence of movement;
  • The skin of extremities cold;
  • Pulse weak;
  • Breathing shallow;
  • The reaction is inadequate.

Erste Hilfe Kurs moosach teaches that the first phase of shock is reversible. If the shock is in the inhibition phase, a doctor and medication are urgently needed.