It's easy to get burned. Anyone can do it.
Don't let it happen to you!
Danger is everywhere!
Out of every twenty patients treated in hospital emergency departments,
one has burn injuries that happened at home.
A split-second can change your life forever!
There are several different kinds of burns:-
- Flame - Put out the flames by rolling on the ground, or wrapping in a blanket or other thick cloth.
- Scald - Get the person away from the steam or hot liquid and take off any wet clothing.
- Chemical - Take off any clothing with the chemical on, taking care not to touch any of it yourself.
- Electrical - Switch off the electrical supply, or move the person away using a length of dry wood.
- COOL the burn under cold running water for 20 minutes.
- REMOVE (take off or cut away) any tight clothing, rings, bracelets, or watches.
- COVER the burn with clingfilm (saran wrap) or a clean, dry cloth.
- CALL a doctor or ambulance.
remove clothing stuck to a burn;
burst any blisters or pull away loose skin;
touch a burn;
put ice on a burn;
put creams, lotions, oils, or fat on a burn;
put anything dirty, sticky, or fluffy on a burn;
If someone is touching outdoor power lines,
do not try to move them!
Don't even go near them!
Stay a long way away,
and call the emergency services.