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Shock Self-Care at Home
If you come upon a person in shock, the initial response should be to call 911 and activate the emergency response system. Self-care at home is not appropriate.
Lay the person down in a safe place and try to keep them warm and comfortable.
If the patient is not awake, is not breathing, and has no heartbeat, it is appropriate to start chest compressions following the American Heart Association guidelines. It is important to send someone to get an AED if one is available.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/8/2014
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