…..responding to questions, lie them down. Where possible, place a blanket underneath them to prevent the escape of body heat into the ground.
Complete a check for any life-threatening bleeding around the body’s main torso, the limbs, head, ears, eyes, nose and mouth. On this occasion, there is no apparent signs of bleeding.
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Causes of Shock
(3) An abnormal widening of a persons blood vessels.
The development of a sever infection may lead to this form of shock. It is a life-threatening condition resulting from the body’s response to microorganisms that have entered the blood or tissues. Septic shock occurs when a person has a significant drop in their blood pressure, leading to the body’s organs failing to function normally, it includes respiratory/heart failure, stroke and ultimately possible death.
Other causes of the abnormal widening of blood vessels include a severe allergic reaction or anaphylaxis, brain and spinal injuries and fainting. It is usually a transient situation and the person usually recovers quickly from the incident.
Tomorrow we will consider a fourth cause of shock…..
Currently, there are temporary changes to the steps to be followed in resuscitation. These can be found in the video below or by clicking here to see the New Zealand Resuscitation Council temporary guideline recommendation.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat. Click play to see a short video outlining CPR modifications that should be followed during the pandemic.
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