Traumatic shock. What to do?

Traumatic shock is called the slow circulation of the body (lower currency circulating blood), for example, due to weakening of the heart, blood loss, dehydration (for poisoning).

Shock may develop immediately after injury, and in a few hours.


• General weakening of the body;

• dizziness, nausea and even vomiting;

• excessive thirst;

• profuse sweating;

• weak and irregular pulse;

• rapid, shallow breathing.

Your actions:

1. Lay him so that his head was lower, and legs — higher, placing them under the pillow or rolled blanket.

2. Try to calm him down.

3. Loosen the belt, unbutton the collar of his shirt.

4. Ask someone to call an ambulance.

5. Wrap the victim with a blanket to get warm. You should not use a heating pad because it picks up the blood from vital organs.

6. Moisten his lips with water, but don’t let drink, as this may delay the effect of anesthesia in case of hospitalization of the victim.

7. Don’t move and do not move the victim.

8. If it is difficult for him to breathe, and if he is unconscious, turn the victim on his chest and arrange in comfortable for breathing posture.

9. If he is not breathing, start artificial respiration.

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