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close this bookHow to Act after Accidents caused by Electrical Current - Course: Basic skills and knowledge of electrical engineering. Trainees' handbook of lessons (Institut für Berufliche Entwicklung, 20 p.)
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View the document1. Effects of Electric Current on Human Organism
View the document2. Rescue of Injured People out of Electric Plants below 1 kV
close this folder3. Immediate Measures after an Accident Caused by Electric Current
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View the document3.1. Measures Taken if the Injured Person is Conscious
View the document3.2. Measures Taken if the Injured Person is Unconscious but Respiration is Regular
View the document3.3. Measures Taken if the Injured Person is Unconscious and Has Stopped Breathing
close this folder4. Giving Artificial Respiration to Injured People
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View the document4.1. Artificial Respiration
View the document4.2. Manual Methods of Respiration
View the document5. Measures Taken in the Case of Circulatory Arrest
View the document6. Hints for the Transportation of Injured People

3.1. Measures Taken if the Injured Person is Conscious

It has to be supposed that the injured person has just been rescued.

- Prevent hypothermia by putting blankets underneath and on the person.

- Administration of an alkalinized solution.

(Bevore giving the injured person the alkalinized solution, the rescuer must try it in order to avoid that the injured person gets a cauterization. Inform the medical staff about the alkalinization.)

- Treatment of wounds and secondary injuries. (Only first aid.)

- Examination of the pulse and respiration, especially during the first 30 minutes.

- Calling a second rescuer.

- Calling medical help.

- Preparation of transportation of the injured person to further medical treatment.

What has to be considered with the treatment of wounds and secondary injuries?
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