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  • Picnic

    Have a Holiday weekend Picnic?

    Remember to use sunscreen, watch out for burns around the grill or campfire, and keep those pesky bugs away!

    Here is some helpful reading on these subjects:

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  • Fireplace Glass Door Safety

    Fireplace-Glass_DoorWe often think about fire safety when it comes to fireplaces, but what about Burns?

    Contact burns , especially to the hands, can happen in an instant. It is recommended that fireplaces with glass doors not be used while children are present.

    Glass-fronted gas fireplaces can reach 392°F/ 200°C within 6.5 minutes of ignition and remain dangerously hot for more than 12 minutes after the unit is turned off.

    Existing glass fireplace doors should be retrofitted with barrier screens or hearth steps.

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  • 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 get scalded or burnt despite good precautionary measures?

    Read Burn First Aid – What to put on a burn & How to treat burns to learn what to to.

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    Burns happen unexpectedly and abruptly; they need to be treated promptly! Our Burn Care supplies and kits are designed to treat a variety of burns, effective, and fast-acting. Prepare yourself for these injuries so that you can jump-start the healing process before medical professionals can provide aid.

  • 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 require treatment. Seniors and children are most affected by scald burn injuries, Older adults and babies have thinner skin so they’re at risk for deep burns at lower temperatures and short exposure times.

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    There are many simple things you can do to help avoid these painful, disfiguring and potentially deadly injuries - beginning with preparedness to treat burns and awareness.

    Children:

    Lack of safe play areas for children can increase the risk of scald burns. Establish a “No Kids Zone” in the kitchen. Safe play areas should be out of the traffic path between the stove and sink, where children can play and be supervised.

    Keep all pot handles turned back away, away from the stove. Children may reach up and grab handles containing hot liquid or food

    Children often get scald burns when they spill cups of hot coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Use lids when children are around to prevent burns

    Children can get burned when they grab hanging appliance cords that are caught in cabinets or wrapped around containers of hot food or liquids. Always make sure cords are secure and never in reach of children.

    It can happen in a flash with a splash. Hot liquid and steam burn like fire. Learn more at http://flashsplash.org

    Teaching Children that "red means 'No' or 'Stop' helps them avoid dangerous situations

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  • 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:

    1. Remove the Burn source. If Electrical, shit off the power, If fire, smother the flames by covering them with a blanket or water. (never water if electrical or grease fire, though!) If clothing catches fire, never run. Instead, stop, drop, and roll on the ground to smother the flames.

    2. Cool the burn for about 10 - 20 minutes by holding under cool, running water. Never use ice.

    3. Do a thorough check-up for other harm, as the burn may not be the only injury.

    4. Remove any jewelry or clothing at the site of the burn. If the clothing is adhered to the burn, do not remove it. Carefully cut around the stuck fabric to remove what you can without damaging the burnt tissue. (Jewelry may be difficult to remove later if swelling occurs, so be sure to take off early in treatment.)

    5. Apply specific burn treatment medications if available, but never any "home remedies". Cover the burn with a clean, dry cloth to reduce the risk of infection.

    Beware of possible Shock symptoms and seek professional help as burn injuries can be more serious than they appear.

    Read more: BurnsBurn SafetyTypes of BurnsBurn First Aid – What to put on a burn & How to treat burns

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  • 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. Patients who undergo second, third, and fourth degree burns should seek professional medical burn treatment to ensure adequate recovery and minimize scarring and other burn injury complications. Severe burn patients who do not receive proper treatment may develop infections or other life-threatening complications.

    After a Burn

    Immediately after a burn, victims should take appropriate steps to either treat the burn or prepare and protect the burn until the patient can receive medical attention. Any burns that occur near the eyes should be treated by a professional, regardless of the degree.

    First Degree Burn Treatment

    When a first degree burn occurs, patients should run the burned area under cool water for five to ten minutes, or apply a cool compress to the area. Ice should not be applied as it may increase damage to the area. Butter, oil, egg whites and other “home remedies” should also be avoided.

    Second Degree Burn Treatment

    Second degree burn blisters should not be broken, as this increases the risk of infection. If clothing is stuck to the skin, it should be left intact and removed by a medical professional only. Is possible, the burned area should be elevated above the heart

    Third and Fourth Degree Burn Treatment

    Victims or witnesses should call emergency medical help as soon as possible. Witnesses should check the burn victim to ensure that airways are functioning and that breathing or circulation has not been affected. Clothing stuck to the skin should not be removed. The burn area should be covered with a cool, sterile, and moist bandage or clean cloth until help arrives.

    Also Read: Burns, Burn Safety and Burn First Aid – What to put on a burn & How to treat burns

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    When a burn occurs, seconds count. we carry numerous products that are effective, versatile and approved for emergency first aid burn treatment in a pre-hospital setting. They stop the burn progression, cool the burned area, relieve pain and prevent further injury.

  • 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 of burns may also be classified by the source of the burn, such as heat, electricity, or radiation.

    Burn Care - When a burn occurs, seconds count. we carry numerous products that are effective, versatile and approved for emergency first aid burn treatment in a pre-hospital setting. They stop the burn progression, cool the burned area, relieve pain and prevent further injury.

    Burn Classification

    The primary way to identify different types of burns is by the degree in which the injury can be categorized. This type of burn classification addresses the layers of skin and tissues in the body. Higher burn degrees are generally labeled by how deeply they penetrate the patient’s skin and tissues.

    First Degree Burn

    A first degree burn is the least severe of the types of burns. First degree burns affect only the epidermis, or the outermost layer of skin. For this reason, these types of burns typically heal quickly without medical attention.

    Second Degree Burn

    A second degree burn is classified as a burn that affects both the epidermis and the dermis, or the second layer of skin. Second degree burns are characterized by intensified swelling, pain, and redness than first degree burns. Deep second degree burns may lead to scarring.

    Third Degree Burn

    Third degree burn injuries penetrate deeper than the dermis to the underlying layer of fat. A third degree burn may appear waxy, stiff, or leathery with a tan or white color. In some cases, third degree burns can cause nerve damage.

    Fourth Degree Burn

    A fourth degree burn injury can be devastating to burn victims. In these types of burns, the damage may penetrate to the muscle or bones. The patient’s skin may be charred or blackened. In some cases, nerve damage may be so severe that the patient does not feel pain in the affected area.

    Sources of Burns

    Burns can be caused by a number of different sources. In cases of minor burns, these sources are most often present in everyday life. Other burn sources can be environmental or found in a specialized workplace such as a manufacturing facility.

    Temperature Burns

    Burns can occur from both excessively hot and excessively cold temperatures. Heat burns most commonly occur from sources such as fire, irons, stoves, hot liquids, and steam. Burns may also occur from cold, such as prolonged exposure to cold, wet, or windy conditions.

    Chemical Burns

    Chemical burns are often caused by industrial or household chemicals that are corrosive and abrasive to the skin. These burns may occur from chemicals in solid, liquid, or gas form. Typically, chemical burns are caused by direct contact with a strong acid or base.

    Electrical Burns

    Electrical burns occur rapidly as electricity passes through the body. Electrical burns are typically more severe, causing more damage to tissue layers beneath the skin. In many cases, the severity of electrical burns are underestimated and underdiagnosed. Severe electrical burns may cause shock or strain to internal organs, including the brain or heart.

    Radiation Burns

    Radiation burns may be caused by UV rays from the sun or tanning booths, x-rays, and certain types of radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. Radiation burns may also be caused by radio frequency energy and thermal radiation. The effects of radiation burns depend on the energy of the radiation as well as the intensity of exposure.

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  • 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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    Also see Burn First Aid – What to put on a burn & How to treat burns

    Burn Care

    When a burn occurs, seconds count. we carry numerous products that are effective, versatile and approved for emergency first aid burn treatment in a pre-hospital setting. They stop the burn progression, cool the burned area, relieve pain and prevent further injury.

     

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