…. there are no apparent signs of bleeding.
What will you do next? In tomorrow’s tip, we will reveal the answer. Check it out to see if you were right.
Causes of shock
(3) An abnormal widening of a persons blood vessels.
The development of a severe 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 the fourth 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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