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Wilderness

First Aid

Shock

Shock

ASR (Acute Stress Reaction)

Sympathetic

Parasympathetic

Speeds up critical systems

Slows down critical systems

Temporary vascular dilation

Patient will usually faint

Problems:

ASR mimics true shock

Pain masking

ASR is a temporary condition controlled by the Autogenic nervous system

Differences between True Shock and ASR:

ASR goes away after a short period

Blood Pressure will increase in ASR (Sympathetic)

ASR can trigger other medical conditions

  i.e.   Epilepsy, Diabetes, Heart Disease

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