….. to both tissue and organs. Electrical burns may also effect the heart and lungs and lead to unconsciousness trauma or cardiac arrest.
If someone has experienced an electrical burn, call for emergency services assistance.
When managing thermal burns Stop the burning. Cool the site of the burn. Cover the burn.
REMEMBER S.T.O.P. Stop and assess the scene.
Think, have I got the necessary equipment available to manage this emergency. Has anybody called the emergency services?
Observe, are there any dangers to me, bystanders or the victim?
Protect yourself at all times and keep re-evaluating the dangers throughout the emergency.
Support help and advice is available from the awesome people at the Burns Support Group Charitable Trust
Tomorrow we will look at treating electrical burns
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