Lightning Strike (cont.)
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Lightning Strike Self-Care at Home
Start CPR immediately on any person who is not breathing and does not have a pulse. Call 911 for emergency medical services. Instructions for doing CPR can be given over the phone by the 911 dispatch center.
Any person suspected of being injured by lightning should be evaluated in a hospital's emergency department, even if injuries are not obvious.
Timothy Price, MD
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Over the last century, records for environmental injuries and mortality indicate that lightning has consistently been one of the top 3 environment-related causes of death and the second most common storm-related cause of death, exceeded only by flash floods.