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Wilderness: Electrical Injuries (cont.)

Electrical Injuries Treatment

  • Electrical burns should be treated appropriately.


  • If the person with the electrical injury is near the power source (such as a live wire), do not approach. Call 911.


  • Unconscious people with electrical injuries should be assessed for CPR needs.


  • If significant electrical injury has occurred, the neck and back should be protected from further injury. Try to avoid moving the injured person.

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