This leaflet is created from first aid advice provided by St John Ambulance, the nation's leading first aid charity. This advice is no substitute for first aid training - find a training course near you.
Shock is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the vital organs, such as the brain and heart, are deprived of oxygen, due to a problem affecting the circulatory system.
Note: these hints are no substitute for thorough knowledge of first aid. St John Ambulance holds first aid courses throughout the country.
This leaflet was taken from the St John Ambulance website: shock. Copyright for this leaflet is with St John Ambulance.