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Possible Effects Of Electricity On The Body & The Electrical Emergency Response

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Possible Effects Of Electricity On The Body & The Electrical Emergency Response

The possible effects of electricity on the body, Such as: 
  • The risk of fatal injury due to disruption of heart rhythm;
  • Muscular contraction resulting in an involuntary grip on the live conductor, thus prolonging current flow through the body;
  • Tissue burns with the main sites of damage being the entry and exit points with the possibility of damage to internal organs and fractures or dislocations caused by a resulting fall.



The emergency actions to take if a person suffers a severe electric shock, such as:

  • The isolation of the victim from the supply (either by switching off or pushing him/her clear with a non-conductive implement),
  • Summoning help, administering first aid such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
  • Treatment of burns and other injuries,
  • Placing the victim in the recovery position and remaining with him/her until professional medical help arrives.



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