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Things To Do When Injured By Electric Shock

This is how you can take action during emergency.

Things To Do When Injured By Electric Shock
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Handling any electronic device with wet hands can generally lead to electric shock. Electric flows through a portion of the body thus giving a shock to a person. Burns are the most common injury caused by electric shocks, but it may sometimes lead to major problems like cardiac arrest.

Well, if the electric shock has injured a person, here are possible the things you can do.

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How dangerous an electric shock can turn?

How dangerous an electric shock can turn?

The danger of electric shock completely depends on the type of current and how high the voltage was.

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How your health plays a role in saving you?

How your health plays a role in saving you?
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Person's overall health also plays a major role as sometimes even a small amount of electricity can cause internal damages and injuries to a person.

What to do and what not to do?

What to do and what not to do?
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Don't touch the affected person and stay away from the wires, unless the switch is turned off.

In case, you get a shock!

In case, you get a shock!
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If the affected person is in contact with the wire or switch, separate the electric wire using a wooden stick or any non-conductors.

What next?

What next?
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It is essential to call for emergency service in case of electric shock. The sooner you call them the sooner they can arrive for help.

What to do in the case of burns?

What to do in the case of burns?
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If the person has any burns, remove clothes from that area and rinse the affected area with cold water.

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What to do when a person faints?

What to do when a person faints?
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If the person has fainted or is under shock, cover him with warm blanket or coat. This will allow the victim to cool down quickly.

Provide CPR in the case of breathing problem.

Provide CPR in the case of breathing problem.
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Begin Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) if the person is suffering any problem while breathing.

If spine of the person is injured...

If spine of the person is injured...
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...then avoid moving his head or neck.

If the victim is bleeding...

If the victim is bleeding...
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...use a clean cloth and apply pressure until the bleeding stops.

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