50,000 hospital visits due to burns in Australia annually
The kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house for burns
60 Degree water can burn a child’s skin in only a second
Burns can range from mild to severe. To avoid further tissue damage, burns should be treated straight away with a burn gel dressing. This dressing soothes the burn and aids in the healing process. Watch this video to learn how to apply a burn gel dressing.
Immediately call for medical attention for all serious burns.
For longer term burn covering and to assist in the healing process, burns should be covered with a waterproof dressing. This allows the wearer to shower without needing to redress, and can be kept in place for up to 7 days. What this video to learn how to apply a waterproof film dressing to a burn.
Degrees of a burn refers to how much damage it’s done to the layers of skin, so how much damage does each degree do?
1st Degree – Affects the top layer of skin only.
2nd Degree – Affects the top layer and the dermis underneath. This burn will blister and be much sorer to the touch.
3rd Degree – Destroys two layers of your skin completely and severs nerve endings.
4th Degree – Catastrophic damage to skin and bones, muscles or tendons underneath. Can be potentially life threatening