top of page


Causes, Identification & Treatment

When there’s a significant drop in blood pressure, you can go into shock. This can be life threatening.

  • A loss of blood or body fluids

  • Spinal injury

  • Poisoning

  • Severe allergy (to food or a sting)

  • Severe infection

  • Rapid pulse, grey colouring, sweating

  • Nausea, vomiting, thirst

  • Weakness, dizziness

  • Rapid or shallow breathing

  • Anxiety

  • Loss of consciousness

Shock 1.png
  • Call for assistance from the emergency services immediately.

  • Treat any obvious cause, such as bleeding or burns.

  • Lie the child down with her legs higher than the chest and undo any tight clothing on the neck, chest or waist.

  •  If the patient is unconsciousness or vomiting turn the patient on his/her side.

  • Put a blanket over the child to help keep her warm.

  • Do not give the patient anything to drink.

  • Check the patients breathing and pulse, and prepare to do CPR if needed.

What To Do
bottom of page