What to do after a small electric shock?

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Date created: Thu, Oct 7, 2021 5:16 AM
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What are possible injuries from electric shock?

  • Exposure to electrical energy may result in no injury at all or may result in devastating damage or death. Burns are the most common injury from electric shock. Adolescents and adults are prone to high voltage shock caused by mischievous exploration and exposure at work.

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Seeking prompt medical attention after a minor electric shock is crucial to ensuring that injuries are properly diagnosed and promptly treated. To determine what injuries may have been caused, doctors in the Emergency Room will may order any or all of the following tests: Electrocardiogram (ECG) to check the status of your heart’s functioning

Electric shocks can cause burns to the skin and in some cases, internal organs. In this instance, electricity is likely to enter and leave the body in different places, causing ‘entry’ and ‘exit’ burns. If the casualty is conscious, run cold water over the burn for at least 10 minutes and call for emergency medical help if necessary.

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