First aid to be given to a person who has been electrocuted

Here are the first aid steps to be given to a person who has been electrocuted:

  1. Turn off the power source if possible. If you cannot turn off the power source, use a non-conductive object such as a wooden stick or a dry piece of clothing to move the person away from the power source.
  2. Check the person’s breathing and pulse. If the person is not breathing, start CPR.
  3. Call 911 immediately.
  4. If the person is breathing, check for burns. Treat any burns with cold water and a sterile bandage.
  5. If the person is conscious, ask them how they feel. Monitor the person for any signs of shock, such as pale skin, rapid breathing, or a weak pulse.

Additional tips:

  • Do not touch the person if they are still in contact with the power source.
  • If the person is wet, dry them off with a non-conductive object such as a dry towel or a piece of clothing.
  • If the person is unconscious, place them on their back and elevate their legs.
  • If the person is vomiting, turn them on their side to prevent choking.

Please note: This is just general first aid advice. It is important to seek medical attention for any electrocution injury as soon as possible.

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