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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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/2/2014
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