When is inpatient care indicated for the treatment of electrical injuries?

Updated: Mar 09, 2020
  • Author: Tracy A Cushing, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAWM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Inpatient care is required for patients with anything other than minor low-voltage injuries. Burn and trauma care, preferably at a specialized center, should be instituted early. Any patients with cardiac arrest, loss of consciousness, abnormal ECG, hypoxia, chest pain, dysrhythmias, and significant burns or traumatic injuries must be admitted.


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