First Aid For Electrocuted Victims

High voltage electricity could be dangerous and fatal to the body. When you saw people who were electrocuted, you should be calm but wary. Do not touch the victim when the power is still on because you can electrocuted too.

According to Stanley M. Zildo as quoted from his book 'First Aid, How to Properly Handling First Aid and Emergency', there are some things you can do to lower the risk of harm to the victim of electric shock.

The things that can be done to aid the victim of electrocuted:

1. If possible, turn off the power source or ask someone else to turn it off.

2. It is important to move the victim with care. Wear dry pad like paper, cardboard, blankets, rubber mat or dry clothes.

3. Do not use materials from iron and wet materials. Do not touch the victim until he is free from the electricity.

4. If victim is not breathing, open airways and do CPR, how that is:

  •  Make sure the victim is placed on a flat surface. Clean the mouth and airway of vomit or fluids.

  • Place the victim's head up by placing your palms on the forehead and the other fingers pushing up the chin victims

  • Pinch victim nose using the thumb, then take a deep breath. Put your mouth on the victim's mouth open, inflatable quickly 2 times.

  • Stop blowing when the victim's chest is expanded. Remove the mouth of the victim's mouth, then hold your ear to hear the victim's nose breath.

  • Note the victim's chest, is there any movement up and down the sign he was breathing.

  • Repeat this procedure breaths until the victim can actually breathe on their own.


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