Circulation and Shock


Upon completion of this chapter, candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to apply the principles of Immediate Care in Rugby to an injured, shocked player.


  1. Understand the definition and causes of shock including non-haemorrhagic or haemorrhagic causes.
  2. Develop knowledge and skills to recognise the shocked player.
  3. Understand the areas and organs of the injured player that may result in haemorrhage shock
  4. Develop knowledge and skills to manage the shocked player.
  5. Understand and deliver the concepts of balance fluid resuscitation for a shocked player
  6. Understand the importance of re-evaluation of a shocked player after any intervention