Shock Treatment

Medically Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian, MD on March 20, 2024
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  • Elevate the person's feet about 12 inches unless head, neck, or back is injured or you suspect broken hip or leg bones.
  • Do not raise the person's head.
  • Turn the person on side if they are vomiting or bleeding from the mouth.

If the person is not breathing or breathing seems dangerously weak:

  • Loosen restrictive clothing.
  • Cover with a coat or blanket.
  • Keep the person still. Do not move the person unless there is danger.
  • Reassure the person.
  • Do not give anything to eat or drink.
  • At the hospital, the person will be given oxygen and intravenous fluids.

Blood test, urine tests, heart test and x-rays and/or CT scans may be done.

  • Other treatment will depend on the cause of shock.