Home > Medical > First aid > Shock Shock All sections in First Aid » About First Aid » Bites and Stings » Breathing Emergencies » Burns » Crime » Drowning » Eye Injuries » FAqs » Head & Spinal Injuries » Health Tips » Heat Emergencies & Hypothermia » Multimedia » First Aid News » Real-life Story » Removing Foreign Objects » Safety First » Shock » Medical Emergencies » Sprains, Fractures and Dislocations » The Basics » Unconsciousness » Wounds & Bleeding Electric shock Electric shock is an injury caused by an electrical current passing through the body. How does electricity affect the body? Have a look at what electricity does to the body - interesting reading if you enjoy physics. Shock Shock is a life-threatening condition which occurs when the blood flow is so low that oxygenated blood does not reach vital organs, such as the brain and heart. Assess Am I at risk of a stroke? » Join Parenting Forum » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Would you survive disaster? » Vinnie Jones' hard and fast hands-only CPR Breathe for me The dark side of electricity You flick the switch and there is light. It seems tame enough. But electricity can kill people. We focus on this during National Electricity Safety Week. First aid for electric shock Electric current passing through the body can cause breathing to stop or the heart to stop breathing. Follow these emergency first aid procedures. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.