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Shock Accident: Red cross cautions Nigerians against improper management of shock during emergencies

The Nigerian Red Cross Society has cautioned Nigerians against improper management of shock, that led to occurrence of more than 80 per cent of accidents and emergencies.

The Disaster Management Officer of Nigeria Red Cross Society, Lagos State Branch, Mr. Ige Oladimeji, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, in Lagos.

According to Oladimeji, shock occurs due to a sudden depression in the brain, which is one of the vital organs of the body.

He said some of the shock signs to look out for during emergency response included restlessness, numbness, cold limbs and odd or abnormal behaviour of victims.

He however, advised that everyone should receive first aid training in order to know what to do in cases of emergencies. 

Oladimeji stressed that accidents and disasters were not usually premeditated and when such unexpected events occur, people normally go into shock.

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