Treat Electrical Burns

Important Information

Any contact with electricity can cause life threatening injuries such as cardiopulmonary arrest, deep burns and internal tissue damage

Treat electrical shock that alters the patient's consciousness, or results in burns, or is associated with collisions or falls as a medical emergency; Follow primary and secondary care procedures

Any injury caused by an electric shock should be examined by a medical professional

Patient Care; Electrical Burn Shock

STOP - Assess and observe the scene; Is the patient still in contact with the electricity source?
THINK - Make sure the electricity supply is turned off
ACT - Check responsiveness and Alert EMS

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