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A conscious/responsive shock victim may exhibit symptoms of restlessness, fear, shivering, rapid breathing and pulse rate, sweating, nausea, vomiting, headache, and/or tiredness. They may become unresponsive and lose consciousness. An unconscious shock victim's circulatory system is failing to deliver enough oxygen, and they may therefore have a blue coloring in their nail beds, tops of hands, around the lips, and/or face. Treatment of shock begins with elevating the legs higher than the waist. You then tilt the head back and open the mouth to check breathing. If the patient is breathing less than 12 times per minute or less than 1 breath per 5 seconds, you should begin rescue breathing. To check for reasons of shock, do a secondary survey.