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Safe Electrical Accident Response

This 2 minute safety training video covers: What are the causes of electrical fires, what type of fire extinguisher to be use on electrical fires, first aid for electrical burns, how to properly treat a victim of electrical shock, what are the other ways to treat electrical injuries.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 15 minute full length version.

Video Transcript

Shock occurs when the circulatory system fails to deliver oxygenated blood to all the vital organs of the body, primarily to the brain. Look for these symptoms of shock pale or bluish skin and lips, cool wet skin or heavy sweating, rapid breathing and pulse, dilated pupils, dull sunken look to the eyes, thirst, nausea and vomiting. The most effective and often use prevention and treatment of shock is to have the victim lay on his or her back and raise the legs 8-12 inches from the ground. This allows the blood to travel straight to the person’s vital organs. Sometimes it is important not to raise the legs at all these situations are leg fracture, head or spine injury, trouble breathing and chest-related injury or illness.