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What will a doctor do if you've had an electric shock?

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A doctor will check you for burns, fractures, dislocations, and other injuries. They also may recommend an EKG, blood tests, urine test, CT scan, or MRI.

From: Electric Shock Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Thygerson, A. , Jones and Bartlett, 2007. American College of Emergency Physicians First Aid and CPR Essentials

Fermie, P. Lorenz Books, 2005. The Illustrated Practical Book of First Aid & Family Health,

Merck Manual: "Electrical and Lightning Injures."

Subbarao, I. , Random House Reference, 2009. AMA Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: "Electrical Safety."

Electric Shock Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 25, 2018

SOURCES:

Thygerson, A. , Jones and Bartlett, 2007. American College of Emergency Physicians First Aid and CPR Essentials

Fermie, P. Lorenz Books, 2005. The Illustrated Practical Book of First Aid & Family Health,

Merck Manual: "Electrical and Lightning Injures."

Subbarao, I. , Random House Reference, 2009. AMA Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health: "Electrical Safety."

Electric Shock Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 25, 2018

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