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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 documentIntroduction
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

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The chance of surviving of an injured person decreases with passing time. Approximately 5 minutes after breathing has stopped, there is only a chance of 15 %.

Each second is valuable and fast and efficient help decides about life and death of the injured person.
Artificial respiration has priority over any other measure!