Four Steps to Burn Care
Unfortunately, burns can occur in the workplace or home setting. When working from a good supply of clean running water you need to consider how to treat burns immediately. Remote workers will carry suitable first aid kits, including treatments for burns in the filed. Families should consider how to treat burns when out of doors, such as when having a BBQ at the beach or park.
Burns can happen suddenly, and the pain and damage caused can be devastating. Knowing what to do if this should happen can make a huge difference in reducing the amount of pain, suffering and scarring.
Quick, well applied treatment may even avoid the patient having any tissue damage at all. Be prepared for burn injuries—large and small! Burn injuries should be cooled immediately, otherwise the heat will continue to destroy the surrounding and underlying tissue and may progress to a partial thickness burn into a full thickness burn injury.
This, in turn, will present serious consequences both for the patient and considerable extra cost for the hospital / burn unit that is treating the patient. Here are the four critical steps you should take to treat a burn:
All burns should be treated with concern.
It is important to keep in mind the golden rule of burn management: If someone has a burn on their body exceeding the size of the palm of their own hand, where blisters are present, burns to genitalia, face or to any flexion point, this person should seek medical attention. All electrical burns require medical attention. But when seconds count, having Water-Jel or similar water based burns dressing products in convenient locations will go a long way in easing the pressure of the moment, as well as the burn victim’s injury and pain.
Water-Jel products are effective, versatile and approved for emergency first aid burn treatment in a pre-hospital setting.
1 Stop the burning process
Immediately stop the burring process
2. Seek medical advice
Head to the Emergency Department or call an ambulance if you’re in doubt about the severity of the burn.
3. Keep the injured person warm
Wrap items around the injured person – avoiding affected area – to guard against dangerous drop in body temperature
4. Treating Blisters
Never burst blisters when providing first aid. Cool, dress and evacuate.
A burn requires immediate action to limit skin damage. With the right knowledge and supplies, you can minimize the damage and help start the healing process.
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