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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

5 Electrical Injuries: Risk Stratification and Treatment

Injuries caused by electrical exposure range from inconsequential to fatal, and the potential for harm is often underestimated. This article examines basic electrical concepts and describes the damage that electrical exposure can impart to the organs and systems. Case studies are included, and evaluation, management, and disposition considerations are discussed. Special attention is also given to the management of pediatric and pregnant populations.

This article, by Barry Knapp, MD, FACEP, RDMS, and Adam Belsches, MD, is published in Emergency Medicine magazine (read the paper).

Related Past Articles:
20 Years Of Electrical Injury Data
Electrical Safety In Construction
Electrocution Is A Serious Risk For Workers

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