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A person after lightning: first aid, consequences, symptoms, rules of conduct.

Date: February 25, 2024 Time: 17:48:34

According to statistics, about 75% of people affected by lightning strikes survive if they receive the necessary medical attention on time.

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At the end of last week in the suburbs there were heavy downpours. An emergency occurred in the urban district of Kolomna – lightning struck people who found themselves in the water in a flooded area near the railway station building. Elena, 43, received moderate injuries: she had burns on both feet. According to eyewitnesses, after the blow, the woman could not only walk, but also talk. Today, the condition of the victim is satisfactory: she was provided with medical assistance and allowed to continue the restoration of the house, said the mayor of the city, Alexander Grechishchev, on his Telegram channel.

A person after lightning: first aid, consequences, symptoms, rules of conduct.

This summer we will have many more thunderstorms: how to provide first aid to a person after a lightning strike? Here are the main rules:

1. Move the victim to a safe place. You should not be afraid to touch: after lightning, there is no charge left in the human body, experts in human safety explain.

2. If the victim is unconscious, the airway must be secured. To do this, turn the person on their side.

3. Call an ambulance.

4. If the victim does not breathe before the ambulance arrives, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (indirect cardiac massage and artificial respiration) is recommended, but only if you have the appropriate skills!

5. If there are burns, do not try to remove your clothing. Compressive parts must be unbuttoned: belt, collar, buttons, etc.

6. If the victim is able to swallow and complains of pain, administer an anesthetic (ibuprofen, paracetamol, pentalgin, etc.).

7. After a lightning strike, a person may feel chills; in this case, give him hot tea to drink, advise experts from the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

NUMBERS AND FACTS

– According to statistics, about 75% of people affected by lightning strikes survive if they receive the necessary medical attention on time.

– The most common injuries caused by lightning strikes: electric shock, burns, paralysis, loss of vision and hearing. In addition, concomitant injuries are often added to them: bruises, fractures, depression, stress.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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