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…. initial assessment of a person. A rapid pulse accompanied by rapid breathing is not uncommon; however, as the condition continues to develop, the pulse may become slower and weaker. Skin colour is likely to change, becoming paler with the possibility of deteriorating responses. In other circumstances, a fever accompanied by low temperature, confusion and vomiting may occur. In some cases, a skin rash may be evident, and the person may produce less urine.
Causes of shock
(2) Insufficient blood leaving the heart.
The second cause of shock is linked to cardiac or heart-related issues. Shock may be evident during a heart attack or its presence caused by an abnormal heart rhythm. It is life-threatening because the heart is unable to pump enough blood around the body. Please note that shock is not always seen during a heart attack.
Tomorrow we will consider a third cause of shock.
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Check out the current guidelines below for changes in delivering CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Click the link to go to the New Zealand Resuscitation Council Covid-19 recommended modifications for delivering resuscitation whilst the pandemic remains a threat.
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