Moderated Tutorial 19: Electrical burn injury

In this tutorial we meet a young electrician, found unconscious near the generator he was repairing. Emphasis is placed on identification of initial hospital management including identification of cardiac dysrhythmias, compartment syndrome and management to include adequate fluid resuscitation. Once identified that the patient is suffering from a major burn, early activation of the retrieval process is crucial. The intended audience is clinical staff involved in the initial management of major trauma patients.