Shock is classified as follows>>>>>
- Cardiogenic shock>>>>This is as a result of the heart's failure to pump adequate blood due to damage to the heart muscles.
- Hypovoleamic shock >>>This type of shock is as a result of excessive blood fluid loss from the body
- Anaphylactic shock >>>This occurs in a severe allergic reaction that may be triggered by the sight of a substance called allergen. It usually sets in suddenly and can lead to death if left it is not taken care of.
- Septic shock >>>>>> This usually caused by severe infection which causes a drop in the blood volume.
- Neurogenic shock >>>>This is as a result of damage to the nervous system.
Shock can be caused by many factors including emotional upset such as fear, bad news.
The symptoms of shock may vary depending on thew cause.
>>>>Signs and symptoms of shock
Pale, cold and clammy skin
Rapid but weak pulse
Fast breathing rate
General body fatigue and weakness
HELPING THE PERSON IN SHOCK>>>>>>>
- Lay the person down and elevate the legs.
- Loosen tight clothing to allow air.
- Check for vital signs.
- Cover the person with a blanket to keep warmth if necessary.
- Don't let the person eat or drink anything.
- If the airways are blocked,tilt sideways to prevent choking.
- Try CPR (cardio-pulmonary- resuscitation ) if needed.