<< An Evidence-Based Approach To Electrical Injuries In Children (Trauma CME)


While lightning-related injuries have been described for thousands of years, reports of nonlightning-related electrical injuries date back approximately 300 years.1 The first reported death from artificial electricity occurred in 1879 and was due to contact with a high-voltage generator.1 As societies have become more industrialized and more reliant on electricity to power machines, injuries from electricity have become more prevalent.

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