July 2009, Volume 39 Number 7 , p 32 - 35
Hyett, Joan M. RN, MSN
Issue: Volume 39(7), July 2009, p 32–35 Publication Type: [Feature] Publisher: © 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Institution(s): Joan M. Hyett is a doctoral student in education at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Tex. At the time this article was written, she worked in the nursing education department at the Audie Murphy Veterans Hospital and was adjunct faculty and assistant clinical professor in the School of Nursing at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Learn what to do in the field and in the ED to help a victim of this potentially fatal weather hazard. Figure. No caption available.
ARE YOU PREPARED to intervene if you see someone struck by lightning this summer? Each year, between 50 and 300 people in the United States are killed by lightning strikes—more deaths than from any other natural phenomenon except floods. 1,2 In this article, I'll describe lightning injuries and what to do if you witness a lightning strike, ...