First aid: Shock
Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, blood loss, an allergic reaction, severe infection, poisoning, severe burns or other causes. When a person is in shock, his or her organs aren't getting enough blood or oxygen, which if untreated, can lead to permanent organ damage or death.
Various signs and symptoms appear in a person experiencing shock:
If you suspect shock, even if the person seems normal after an injury:
Last Updated: 2010-01-12
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