Image of responder assisting shock victim casualty What is Shock? Hypoperfusion (shock) is inadequate body tissue perfusion, resulting inadequate supply of oxygen and nutrients to the body tissues
  • ~ Shock is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate treatment and attention.
  • ~ Shock is characterized by pale, cold, clammy skin, shivering or chills, confusion, anxiety, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and/or a weak pulse with shallow, rapid breathing.
  • ~ Shock usually accompanies other severe injuries, burns, allergic reactions, severe pain such as a heart attack, or sudden loss of blood.
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