What’s accidents to do with Electric?

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What’s accidents to do with Electric?

Children are curious and do not know of course, that you are allowed to put into the interesting socket with the two holes in it, nothing. You also know that electrical appliances must not come into contact with water. The curiosity and experimentation of a child is not, therefore, an electrical device, the plug was pulled out.

Preventive Measures

Children are in the household, or do you get often children visit, it’s important to make the apartment child-safe.

  • Provided you have backups of all sockets with children. This also applies to permanently connected devices such as TV, stove, refrigerator or lamps.
  • Accidents with a hair dryer often It is not stuck, therefore, in the outlet, and the best are not freely accessible.
  • Regularly check your electrical lines and appliances for damage.

By the way: In the Free the greatest danger of high-voltage power lines. Therefore, you should make dragon only at a respectful distance to these lines.

What happens to the electric accident?

A strong electric shock is usually triggered by a human body, of the device in a circuit. The extent of the damage depends on how strong the current is, as long as he acts on the body and what the course of the current flow in the body.

Particularly dangerous this current flow for the heart and brain. The heart is affected, it can lead to heart rhythm disorders and the heart flicker. In such a condition the heart cannot beat regularly and the blood to the vital organs to transport. In the worst case, a heart threatens a standstill.

Other consequences can be:

  • epileptic seizures,
  • Disorientation,
  • Gaps in memory,
  • Dizziness,
  • Loss of consciousness up to
  • Shock

Attention: cardiac arrhythmias, can also occur hours after the accident. It must, therefore, also be a benign outgoing current accident go to the doctor. The child is connected to a time for Monitoring to a Monitor and get an EKG to be written. In addition, it can cause burns and severe damage to the tissue. Especially under the skin burns at the entry and exit points of the flow, the so-called power brands, can be located (not visible) severe tissue damage.

First-Aid Measures

The main objective is to disconnect the circuit to break and the child from the power source without endangering yourself. The child has a source contact to the power, you can even get an electric shock:

  • Circuit interrupt: switch the device off, pull the plug or fuse.

If this is not possible:

  • Child of the power source disconnect: a non-conductive object (for example, slings a wooden broom style), or a dry towel, or other non-conductive material to a body part and move.
  • Child to keep warm and calm
  • Call an ambulance
  • Consciousness, breathing and pulse control multiple
  • In case of unconsciousness with existing breathing: the child in the stable side position. In the case of cardiac arrest measures: immediately with revival start.