Electrical Injuries (v2)

Course overview

Electrical injuries, although relatively uncommon, are certainly encountered by most emergency medical providers. Adult electrical injuries usually occur in the workplace, whereas children are primarily injured in the household setting.

The range of electrical injury is very broad, from negligible injuries to severe multi-system involvement (with both hidden and delayed complications), and sometimes even death.

This course will explore the effects of electricity on the human body, as well as the assessment and treatment for post-electrical shock patients.

Featuring Captain Steven C. LeCroy, MA, NREMTP, CRTT St. Petersburg, Fire and Rescue