Electric Shock (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
For a high-voltage shocks (over 500 volts or a lightning strike), seek care at a hospital's Emergency Department; if you or the patient is unsure of the voltage exposure, seek medical care. Following a low-voltage shock, call the doctor for the following reasons:
A person shocked by high voltage (500 volts or more) should be evaluated in the Emergency Department. It may be prudent to get prehospital care, usually obtained by calling 911. Following a low-voltage shock, a person should go to the Emergency Department for the following concerns:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2014
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