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Electrical burns are relatively rare among all age groups but constitute some of the most devastating burns, as well as danger to first responders; thus, they demand special considerations.
In this article, the case of a 58-year-old male linesman who received arm-to-arm electrification while working on an adjacent line will be discussed. Firstly, the anatomical pathophysiology of the organs and tissues affected by a High Voltage Electrical Burns (HVEBs) will be explored, followed by a discussion on the pre-hospital assessment and management of HVEBs.
“...there wasn’t a really big expectation from either the patient or my preceptor. But once I was wearing the uniform of the Ambulance Service, well, everything changed.”
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