Shock is a serious state of collapse that occurs when the body over-reacts to an injury, a severe emotional upset, or some other form of stress. A person with shock has a pale, cold, clammy skin, shallow, irregular breathing, a weak, rapid pulse and low blood pressure.

The person may feel weak and can become unconscious. Shock can cause death after serious accidents. If you see someone in shock keep them warm and comfortably lying down until expert medical aid arrives. People with burns may also suffer from shock, try the assignment about burns to learn more. You will need to purchase the workbook.

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