Electric Shock Topic Guide
Electric Shock: Electric shock may result in no injury, or severe injury, even death. Causes of electric shock to infants and children include chewing on electrical cords or playing with electrical outlets. Electric shock injuries to adults are generally work-related. Symptoms of electric shock include burns, shortness of breath, chest pain, and abdominal pain. Treatment of electric shock depends on the severity of the injury.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are used when a person has had a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. It is a machine that instructs the user through the steps to defibrillate the victim. As more and more AEDs are placed in public places, more lives are saved from sudden cardiac arrest.
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