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In this video, you will learn to administer first aid to a person who has been electrocuted

Before touching the victim, always turn off the source of the current - either by pulling the plug out, or by turning power off by a switch or circuit breaker

There are three possible scenarios to consider depending on the condition of the victim

SCENARIO 1: the victim is conscious

Check their skin for any signs of burns at the entry and exit points of the electrical current.

Wet any burns under running water for at least 5 minutes or until the pain has subsided.

Call the emergency services in all cases, as the electrical current may have caused internal injuries

Scenario 2: the victim has lost consciousness but is breathing normally

Put them in the recovery position

alert the emergency services

Apply cold compresses to the burns until medical help arrives

The victim has lost consciousness and is not breathing:

alert the emergency services

Start cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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