About This Chapter
Electric Shocks & Electrical Burns - Chapter Summary
Study electric shocks and electrical burns with this series of short lessons and self-assessments. Inside the chapter, you'll find simple explanations of electrical burn/electric shock causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you check your understanding of the material. The chapter is available at any time, and you can use any computer or mobile device to access it. If you have any questions about electric shocks and electric burns, you can easily reach out to our expert instructors.
How It Helps
You can use this chapter to enhance your existing knowledge and skills related to electrical burns and shocks. If you're a medical professional who needs to develop proficiency in this subject area, you can study the chapter at any time that's convenient. The chapter can also be used for continuing education or training purposes.
By the end of this chapter, you'll be able to:
- Understand the signs and symptoms of electrical burns
- Explain how electrical burns should be treated
- Evaluate electric shock causes, symptoms and treatment
- Assess complications and long-term side effects associated with electric shock
- Recognize the risks of electric shock therapy
1. Electrical Burns: Signs & Symptoms
In this lesson, we'll explore the causes of electrical burns and list some of the distinguishing signs and symptoms that are characteristic of electrical burns.
2. Electrical Burns: Treatment & First Aid
Electrical burns may affect more than just the skin and require unique first aid treatment. Read this lesson to learn how to respond to an electrical burn and provide effective first aid.
3. Electric Shock: Definition & Causes
Electric shock is an injury across the spectrum from minor twinge to death. This lesson will discuss the definition, causes, and general treatment considerations for these patients.
4. Electric Shock: Symptoms & Treatment
Electric shock symptoms and treatment will be addressed in this lesson with examples of current methods to improve recovery. Many victims of electrical shock can have various types of injuries.
5. Electric Shock: Long-Term Side Effects & Complications
Injuries resulting from electric shock can be severe and require long-term care. Read this lesson to learn about the most common injuries caused by electric shock and how they impact the individual.
6. Electric Shock Therapy: Treatment & Risks
Electric shock therapy is used to treat a variety of mental illnesses. Read this lesson to learn specifically what it is used for, the process of administering electric shock therapy, and the risks of providing this treatment.
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