First Aid: What to Do During Electrical Shock

An electrical shock is an injury to the skin or interior organs when an individual comes into direct contact with an electrical current.

The risk from an electrical injury relies on upon the sort of current, how high the voltage is, the manner by which the current went through the body, the individual’s general health and how rapidly the individual is treated. Here, you’ll get complete First Aid Information for Electrical Shock.


Causes of electrical shock:

Electrical Shock
Electrical Shock
  1. Faulty machines
  2. Accidental contact with uncovered parts of electrical machines or wiring
  3. Damaged or frayed lines or expansion leads
  4. Flashing of electric circular segments from high-voltage electrical cables
  5. Electrical apparatuses interacting with water
  6. Incorrect household wiring
  7. Ceased power lines
  8. Lightning

Symptoms of an electric shock:

  1. Unconsciousness
  2. Complications in breathing or no breathing by any means
  3. A weak heartbeat or no heartbeat by any means
  4. Blazes (where the power entered and left the body)
  5. Sudden onset of heart failure.
  6. Sometimes an injured person seems to be unhurt; however, they ought to still be handled as a sufferer of electric stun.


First aid for Electrical Shock:

First Aid
First Aid
  1. In the event that you can do as such safely, turn off the electrical flow. Unplug the rope, eliminate the wire from the wire box or turn off the circuit breakers. Just turning off a machine may NOT stop the flow of power. Try not to protect an individual close to dynamic high-voltage lines.
  2. Call your neighborhood emergency number.
  3. On the off chance that the electric current can’t be turned off, utilize a non-conducting item, for example, a sweeper, seat, mat, or plastic doormat to push the individual far from the resource of electric flow. Try not to utilize a wet or metal item. In the event that conceivable, stand on something dry that doesn’t conduct electric current, for example, an elastic tangle or daily papers.
  4. Once the individual is far from the source of power, check the individual’s breathing, and beat. On the off chance that either has ceased or appears to be hazardously moderate or shallow, begin first aid.

Try not to:


Stay no less than 20 feet far from a man who is being shocked by a high-voltage electrical current, (for example, electrical cables) until the power is turned off.

  1. Try not to touch the individual with your exposed hands if the body is as yet touching the source of power.
  2. Try not to apply ice, spread, salves, meds, soft cotton dressings, or glue bandages to a burn.
  3. Try not to remove dead skin or break rankles if the individual has been burned.
  4. After the electric flow is stopped, don’t move the individual unless there is a danger of flame or blast.

To know more about First Aid for Electrical shock; visit our healthcare portal Mediklik.


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