Lightning Emergencies- Robert Lowe, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

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* 1. What common ear injuries occur with lightning strike?

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* 2. What are the common arrest rhythms noted in lightning strike victims?

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* 3. Who do you treat first when triaging lightning strike victims?

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* 4. Lightning Myths:

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* 5. Greater than 80% of victims are men.

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* 6. The head is the most common part for direct strike injuries.

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* 7. Compartment syndrome can develop secondary to muscle edema and vascular injury.

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* 8. Neurologic injuries after a lightning strike include

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* 9. Hypertension is usually present post lightning strike & is due to pain in most cases.

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* 10. Safety considerations during a lightning strike include

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