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Lightning

Date Last Search Run: Feb 01, 2022
Table last updated: May 02, 2021
Data last added: Feb 01, 2020

Recommendation RECOMMENDATION FOR INTERVENTION
STRENGTH OF EVIDENCE FOR INTERVENTION   SUPPORTIVE (Green) NEUTRAL (Yellow) AGAINST (Red) NOT YET GRADED (White)
1 (strong evidence exists)      
2 (fair evidence exists)      
3 (weak evidence exists)    


Interventions

Analgesia (iv narcotic)
Level Direction Primary Outcome Patient/Process Setting Reference

C-Spine immobilization
Level Direction Primary Outcome Patient/Process Setting Reference

Oxygen
Level Direction Primary Outcome Patient/Process Setting Reference

Prolonged Resuscitation
Level Direction Primary Outcome Patient/Process Setting Reference
III Supportive (Green) Survival, neuro intact. Patient Other Anketell J., Wilson FC., McCann J. 'Thunder bolts and lightning' survival and neurorehabilitation following out of hospital cardiac arrest secondary to lightning strike. Brain injury 2018; 32(12) 1585-7. Medline
III Supportive (Green) ROSC Patient PH-Paramedic Marcus MA., Thijs N., Meulemans AI. A prolonged but successful resuscitation of a patient struck by lightning. Eur J Emerg Med 1994; 1(4):199-202. Medline


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