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Electrical Injuries
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  • If a wooden stick is unavailable, place a piece of rope or cord around the victim's ankles or under victim's arms and then pull away from the electrical source.
  • If a wooden stick or rope is unavailable then pull the victim by any  loose, dry clothing (sleeve , pant leg or hem of shirt) being careful not to touch the body.  Remember , you risk electrocution by touching the victim's body.
  • Once the power is off, evaluate the victim's for breathing and pulse.
  • Begin CPR if the victim has no pulse or is not breathing.
  • Call 911 emergency medical services
  • All victims of electric shock need medical assistance.  Internal injuries may have occurred that are not visible.
  •  Arrange to take or send the victim to a hospital so that he or she may be evaluated by professionals

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