Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Know How To React When Someone Receives An Electrical Shock!

Hello everyone - It's Wednesday and time for another health post....

When you encounter someone who has received a severe electrical shock, it is difficult to keep your wits about you. Reading this ahead of time will hopefully give you the information you need to rescue a person in distress.

You may encounter the following if you have a shock victim...
1. Unconsciousness, 2. Burns, 3. Difficulty breathing, 4. Muscle spasms, 5. Heart problems.

Call 911. This is the first and foremost thing to do in all emergencies. If you are in an area where there is no phone service or no emergency service, you are truly on your own. If you do get through to a 911 operator, he/she will help guide you through the steps.

Disconnect the electrical source that caused the shock. This is very important.

Do not be afraid to touch the victim. If the victim is not breathing and you know how to give CPR, do so immediately.

After the victim is breathing, check for burns and treat them. Aloe vera is excellent for burn treatment if you have it. You can buy a tube of aloe vera gel at a discount store or pharmacy, and this is a good thing to keep at home at all times.

Remember that time is extremely important when dealing with someone who has received an electrical shock. Above all, stay calm and cool.

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