Electrical shock occurs when a person comes into contact with electrical energy.
The impact cannot exactly be easily measured as it depends on the voltage, the person’s health, and many other factors.
But the impact can either lead/cause burns, pain, or no visible sign on the body of the victim.
What are the signs to consider before calling the emergency?
2. Loss of consciousness
3. Cardiac arrest
4. burns on the body
5. breathing difficulties
8. Any unusual body language.
If you are around the victim, It’s advisable to take the first steps while waiting on medical help.
Actions that need to be taken while waiting for help
1. Separate the person from the source of electricity.
2. CPR practices: Start CPR if you can’t see any sign of body activities.
2. Turn off all the devices or better the source of electricity in the house if necessary.
3. Apply bandages where necessary to avoid bleeding or just to avoid any infections.
Brief low-voltage shocks that usually do not result in any symptoms or burns of the skin don’t require care but it’s always preferable to go with the victim for a check-up to see if everything is okay.