Electrical injuries

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Abstract

Electricity can cause injury in a variety of ways. This chapter highlights the potential hazards that may be present at an electrical injury scene as well as the common misconceptions about lightning behavior. The basic concepts and pathophysiology behind electrical injuries, including lightning strikes, are discussed. Principles of management are reviewed, with an emphasis on treating the cardiac and respiratory systems as well as looking for burns and other traumatic injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Aspects of EMS
Publisherwiley
Pages243-247
Number of pages5
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9781118990810
ISBN (Print)9781118865309
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 12 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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    Lubin, J. (2015). Electrical injuries. In Clinical Aspects of EMS (Vol. 1, pp. 243-247). wiley. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118990810.ch31