December 29, 2006
Health Tip: If Someone is Struck by Lightning
Here's what to do
(HealthDay News) -- If you see someone who has been struck by lightning, here are suggestions on what to do, courtesy of the American Red Cross:
- Call 911 immediately.
- It is safe to touch the person, as they cannot transfer lightning or its electrical charge to someone else.
- Check the person for burns, which can emerge anywhere on the body. Also look for broken bones, or damage to the nervous system, hearing, or eyesight.
- If the person is not breathing or the heart has stopped, administer CPR at once.