Clinical Review

5 Electrical Injuries: Risk Stratification and Treatment

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Injuries caused by electrical exposure range from inconsequential to fatal, and the potential for harm is often underestimated. This article examines basic electrical concepts and describes the damage that electrical exposure can impart to the organs and systems. Case studies are included, and evaluation, management, and disposition considerations are discussed. Special attention is also given to the management of pediatric and pregnant populations.


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