First aid


Find out how to treat shock with first aid procedures and discover how to identify the different types of shock that can occur.

Electric shock

Electric shock is an injury caused by an electrical current passing through the body.


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.

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.

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.

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