First Aid For Electric Shock When It Rains?
Hello, u003cbr / u003 Some days yesterday there was an incident of someone being electrocuted because of trying to get rid of bamboo that is blocking the road when it rains (reportedly the bamboo sticks with an electric cable), is there anything we can do when it happens like that?
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Electric shock from any source of electricity (including lightning strikes) is dangerous to humans and can cause death if you do not get immediate help from medical experts because it can cause cardiac arrest.
For ordinary people (people who are not a team of medical experts / doctors), the first aid that can be done on patients who experience electric shock are:
Ensure the situation is safe for rescuers when they will help the victim, because if the situation is dangerous the rescuer should not help and immediately call in the help of an expert medical team
If it is safe, immediately turn off the power source (if it can be turned off), if not, avoid touching the patient and stand at a minimum distance of 6 meters from the power source
Call for medical assistance by asking for help from others who are around you
Make sure the victim's awareness and check whether the victim's pulse is still there or not, if the pulse is absent, immediately do basic life support in the form of a heart massage (CPR) without giving breath assistance until a more skilled team comes
Try not to get the victim wet / cold
Cover the burn with a clean cloth / clothes until an expert medical team comes
I hope this helps