By Anthony Patella

What is Shock?

Shock is a medical emergency in which organs and tissues of the body are not receiving an adequate flow of blood. This deprives the organs and tissues of oxygen and allows the buildup of waste products. Shock can result in serious injury or even death.
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How is this condition caused?

  • Heart attacks
  • Persistent Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Infection
  • Burns
  • Spinal Injuries
  • Severe allergic reaction

Signs and Symptoms


  • Pale Skin
  • Act restless
  • Agitated
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Clammy

  • Feel Weak
  • Feel Dizzy
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Thirst

First aid procedures

  1. Call 911
  2. Lay person down( if possible).Do not raise victims head.
  3. CPR, ( if necessary)
  4. Treat obvious injuries
  5. Keep person warm and comfortable
  6. Follow up with emergency medical services