First Aid Basics: How to Deal with Electrical Injuries

Electrical injuries are extremely dangerous, not only because of the burn injury that is inflicted, but because of the circulatory disturbances which can result in heart failure.

This condition will not always be obvious immediately and may only occur after a prolonged period of time. It is therefore recommended to treat the burn injury ( click here for directions on how to treat a burn), and secondly constantly monitor the patients vital signs.  Get the patient to a hospital or doctor as soon as possible.

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