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What is the emergency treatment for lightning strike?

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  • The emergency medical team will assess your condition.
  • At the hospital, the person will be examined for internal or neurological injuries and burns.

From: Lightning Strike Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Electrical Hazards after a Natural Disaster" and "What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly."

National Weather Service: "Updated AMS Recommendations for Lightning Safety -- 2002."

Cooper, M. , September 1995. Seminars in Neurology

Mistovich, J. , March 2008. EMS World

National Weather Service, Pueblo Colorado: "First Aid for Lightning Strike Victims."

Lightning Strike Information from eMedicineHealth .

Fontanarosa PB . 1993. , February

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: ''Lightning Safety.''

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 12, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: "Electrical Hazards after a Natural Disaster" and "What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly."

National Weather Service: "Updated AMS Recommendations for Lightning Safety -- 2002."

Cooper, M. , September 1995. Seminars in Neurology

Mistovich, J. , March 2008. EMS World

National Weather Service, Pueblo Colorado: "First Aid for Lightning Strike Victims."

Lightning Strike Information from eMedicineHealth .

Fontanarosa PB . 1993. , February

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: ''Lightning Safety.''

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on September 12, 2019

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