Electrical Burn Injury

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Electrical Burn. This patient grabbed a high-voltage power line with his hand. Exit wounds occurred where the patient was grounded, through his feet. This patient with transthoracic injury should have cardiac monitoring. (Photo contributor: Alan B. Storrow, MD.)

Read about Electrical Burn Injuries in Context:

The Atlas of Emergency Medicine, 4e: Chapter 18. Wounds and Soft Tissue Injuries

Read more about Electrical Burn Injuries:

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2020: Chapter 37-11. Electrical Injury

Current Diagnosis and Treatment Emergency Medicine, 8e: Chapter 46. Disorders Due to Physical and Environmental Agents > Emergency Treatment of Electrical Injuries

Melanie Allison, DNP, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC

Executive Manager, Education & Learning, McGraw-Hill

Melanie Allison is the Executive Manager of Education & Learning with McGraw Hill. She earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree and Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing Education from The Johns Hopkins University. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree, specializing as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP), from Vanderbilt University. Melanie has more than 20 years of experience as a registered nurse and nurse practitioner in adult cardiology and advanced lipid management. She is a part-time faculty member at a top school of nursing where she has taught for more than 16 years.