Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Electrocution Treatment

Treatment for an electrical injury depends on the severity and type of current (AC or DC). Treatment may include cardiac monitoring, intravenous fluids, burn care, narcotic pain medications, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be required to treat severe electrical burns or manage fractures.

Treatment for electrical injury may include:

Electrocution Admission Criteria

A person with an electrical injury should be hospitalized if they have any one or more of the following:


Other reasons for treating an electrical injury in the hospital include:

Electrocution Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat electrical injuries:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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