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…..circumstances has been offered to the person, focus upon maintaining their body temperature, consider the onset of hypothermia developing, especially in cold and wet environments.

Now focus upon providing reassurance and monitor the person for changes in appearance, colour and temperature. Regularly check their breathing and verbal responses for and noticeable changes or events the person tells you about.

Causes of shock

(4) Blockages that affect blood flow.

The fourth major cause of shock is a blockage that affects blood flow to and from the heart. This may be caused by a punctured lung resulting in pressure increasing within the chest, making it more difficult for blood to return to the heart.

Another cause leading to disruption of blood flow is a blood clot occurring in the lung. A weakened heart muscle may also cause complications caused by a significate injury. The build-up of blood surrounding the heart would also impact the movement of blood.

During pregnancy, there is a possibility the large abdominal veins become compressed by the uterus.

Tomorrow we will at the arrival of the emergency services and the handover for a person in shock….

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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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Data and information are fact-checked against various recognised sources, including the New Zealand Resuscitation Council, Health Navigator New Zealand, St John, and other recognised entities specialising in the specific subject content. It should be noted that variances in protocols exist and where necessary are identified.

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