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FIRST AID TIPS – IN CASE OF ELECTRIC SHOCKS

  • By Admin
  • 26 Sep 2017

Given below are important tips to follow in case of electric shocks:

*Turn off the source of electricity, if possible. If not, move the source away from the patient with the help of wood or non-conductive board.

* Start with CPR if the person shows no signs of circulation, such as breathing, coughing or movement.

* Try to prevent the injured person from becoming chilled.

* Apply a bandage. Cover any burned areas with a sterile gauze bandage, if available, or you can use a clean cloth.

* Don't use a blanket or towel, because loose fibers of them can stick to the burns.

* Call for an emergency, if the patient has suffered severe burns, difficulty in breathing, seizures, LOC and cardiac arrest.