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  1. How Hot is Hot?
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    How Hot is Hot?

    After spending the first week of the month discussing topics related to burns and scalds for Burn Week, we receive many questions about how hot various heat sources are. We dug in and found this in our OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training materials we created back in 2001... Here's a table of the common temperatures of work-related heat sources:
  2. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Burn Care

    Here we are at the end of Burn Awareness Week. We've discuss the importance of  Keeping Your Family Safe and provided a Checklist To Prevent Scald Burns and other burn avoidance tips, we explained how seniors and children are at the highest risk of scalds injuries, and even looked at Cooking Safety tips to avoid these injuries in the kitchen. Now what do you do if you...
  3. Cooking Safety for Older Adults
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Cooking Safety for Older Adults

    After Children, Seniors are the group that suffer the most scald injuries and Emergency Room visits resultant thereof. For Burn Awareness Week, we'd like to share some Kitchen Tips for avoiding these painful and dangerous burns: DO: Use oven mitts, not towels, to handle hot pots and pans Use caution when cooking with grease – keep burner on a low...
  4. More scald and burn avoidance tips...
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    More scald and burn avoidance tips...

    As we near the end of Burn Awareness Week, we want to cover a few more general Burn Safety Tips - we have covered scalds, and specifics issues for children and older adults... here are some good general tips: Every year in the US 450,000 people receive medical treatment for burn injuries. Did you know? Tap water scalds are often...
  5. 10,000 Children Hospitalized with Burns
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety & Child Safety

    10,000 Children Hospitalized with Burns

    About 10,000 children are hospitalized annually with burn injuries... remember that burns don't only come from fire. During Burn Awareness Week this year, we want you to become more aware of scald hazards - from cooking, hot foods and liquids, steam and other risks like bathing. Every minute, someone in the United States suffers a burn injury serious enough to...
  6. Burns? 5 Easy Steps
    Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Burns? 5 Easy Steps

    Nobody is a stranger to burns. Most burns are minor injuries that occur while at work or at home. However, burns can be very serious, permanently damaging (even minor ones when not cared for properly) and even lethal. it is important to know those few basic steps that could help heal the injury effectively. Here is what you should do...
  7. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety

    Autumn Burn Safety Update and First Aid Burn Treatment Guide

    Fall means burns.. candles on Halloween, Sparklers (never a good idea,) camping fires, home fires in the hearth, cooking... its a Season fraught with burn peril. OK - enough drama. What should one do to treat a burn? Burn treatment will depend on the severity of the patient’s burn. First degree burns can typically be treated without professional medical attention...
  8. Categories: Burn First Aid & Safety, First Aid Articles & General Safety Topics

    Types of Burns

    There are different systems used to classify different types of burns. Before treating a burn, it is important to first identify the burn degree, cause of the burn, and scope of the tissue damage resulting from the burn. The main system for classifying types of burns is the degree of the burn, which ranges from first to fourth degree. Types...
  9. Categories: First Aid Articles


    A burn is an injury to the skin or other organic tissue primarily caused by heat or due to radiation, radioactivity, electricity, friction or contact with chemicals. Skin injuries due to ultraviolet radiation, radioactivity, electricity or chemicals, as well as respiratory damage resulting from smoke inhalation, are also considered to be burns. Burn First Aid - What to put on...
  10. Categories: First Aid Articles

    Burn Safety

    According to the American Burn Association, each year more th?an 450,000 people are treated for burn injuries. About 75% of those injuries occur at home. Many serious burns are also accompanied by smoke inhalation injuries. In most cases, the injuries could have been less severe, or entirely prevented. Severe burn injuries are physically, financially, and psychologically devastating for patients and their families. Know about burns and how to treat them...

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