A burn is an injury to skin, and possibly underlying tissues, caused by exposure to extreme heat, chemicals, or electrical contact. Burns are extremely common, painful and potentially life-changing injuries. Burns frequently become infected and scarring from burns is often disfiguring and permanent.
Who is at risk:
A third of adult burns are work-related. Thus, those working in fields where one is exposed to flames, steam, hot objects or chemicals should make sure they are taking all the safety precautions and first aid care. If you are unsure about first aid and the law, do participate in any of our first aid session to know more about the regulatory requirements, compliance and proven first aid care.
Stats from UK: British hospitals treat 13,000 burns injuries each year. 200 people die from burns related injuries each year.
Stats from Pakistan: 80% child burn cases reported in 2018 were caused by tea related spills.
70% of all paediatric burn’s incidents occur in children under 4 years old. Children’s skin is more sensitive and thinner than an adults and a small child can still receive serious burns from a cup of tea that has been made for more than 10 minutes. It is vital that you take additional measures to reduce the risk of burns in children. Learning a proper first aid care help participants understand the initial management and detailed care for types of burns can help to reduce the damage that may occur and allow for more effective healing.
The Do’s and Don’ts in case of scald burn injury :
DO NOT use very cold water or ice.
DO NOT apply ointments, butter, creams, oil etc.
DO cool the burn under running tap water for 20 Minutes.
DO see a doctor if recommended by the first aid care provider.
For Your Safety,
Faisal Javed Mir & First Aid to Save a Life
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