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Document ID (ISN)37254
CIS number 82-329
ISSN - Serial title 0300-0559 - Revue de médecine du travail
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Heitz F., Meyer F.
Title Electrical accidents
Original title Accidents dus à l'électricité [in French]
Bibliographic information 1981, Vol.9, No.2, p.107-112. Illus.
Abstract Analysis of the parameters that determine the biological effects of an electric current passing through the human body: current intensity; resistance of body; duration of passage of current; shape of current wave; frequency. Review of clinical signs and symptoms: immediate clinical effects of low, medium and high voltage; secondary effects and sequelae (cardiovascular, neurological, adrenal lesions, after-effects of burns); lightning stroke. Action to be taken in the presence of apparent death in order to reinstate normal heart rhythm; removing the victim from electrical contact, onsite first-aid, evaluation of the victim.
Descriptors (primary) electricity; electric shock; electrical accidents
Descriptors (secondary) lightning; cardiovascular disorders; statistical aspects; first aid; neurological effects; electric burns
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Electricity
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Electricity