Jan 8, 2018
This episode of CRACKCast covers Chapter 134 of Rosen's
Emergency Medicine (9th Ed.): Electrical and Lightning
- What is the relationship between current, voltage and
resistance? How does this relate to potential for injury from
electrical and lightning injuries?
- What are the types of electrical injury? (based on type of
- Differentiate between AC and DC current injuries.
- List 4 types of electrical burns and 5 mechanisms of lightning
- List 5 expected injury patterns for high-voltage and lightning
- List clinical findings (early and late) associated with
- List clinical findings associated with lightning exposure.
- Describe the skin injuries associated with lightning and
- Describe the modifications in field triage of multiple victims
following a lightning strike.
- Describe the prehospital management of electrical injuries
- List 6 admission criteria for electrical/lightning
- List 6 complications of high-voltage injuries
- Tips to avoid getting hit by lightning
- List six mechanisms of lightning injury.
- ECG features of lightning strike.
- What is keraunoparalysis?
- Describe the management of a pregnant patient (1st trimester
and 2nd /3rd trimester) in the setting of electrical injury.
- How are perioral electrical burns managed? List three early and
three late complications.