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What is the first aid treatment for shock?

 Dr. Kathleen Handal, MD
Emergency Medicine
The following are first aid treatment guidelines for shock:
  • Call for medical help.
  • Control bleeding.
  • Check and monitor responsiveness and breathing.
  • Place in shock position.
  • Keep victim warm until help arrives.
  • Do not elevate victim's head if spine or leg injury is suspected.
  • Do not give victim anything to eat or drink.
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In a medical emergency, time is of the essence. "Doc's First Aid Guide" is an illustrated, first-aid pocket handbook designed to be used as a quick reference and includes the latest CPR guidelines....

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