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How do I give first aid for shock?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Start by calling 911. As you wait for help to arrive, lie the person down and elevate the feet. Loosen tight clothing and keep them warm. They may complain of being thirsty, but do not give them anything to drink.

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