8 Ways to manage electric shock.

8 Ways to manage electric shock.

Electric shock is an injury to the body obtained from a direct contact of high – Voltage electrical energy.

Some causes of electric shock can be as a result of;

  • Faulty electrical appliances
  • Improper household wiring
  • Lighting

The effects of electric shock include:

  • Burns
  • Seizures
  • Headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Heart attack or
  • Even Death .

Ways to manage the an electric shock incident;

  • Do not touch the person because they may still be in contact with the electrical source.
  • Turn off the source of electricity, use a non-conducting  object made of wood or plastic to move the victim away from the source.

8 Ways to manage electric shock.

  • Donot touch any burns
  • Be 20feet away from the victim especially if the person was shocked by a high-voltage power lines that are still on.
  • If the victim is still exhibiting signs of shock, elevate their legs and feet slightly.
  • Avoid covering the burn with anything that will sick to the burn.
  • Keep the victims warm.
  • Avoid breaking blisters open if any.

The shocked victim should be taken to the hospital for a better treatment.

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Electric shocks can affect a person who was not shocked originally, if proper precautions are not taken.

Electricity should be handled carefully!

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