We get it.
It’s family time.
It’s date night.
It’s a get together with friends you haven’t seen in months.
You’ll be raising a drink or two, chowing down on some greasy food while watching a colourful light display. The last thing you’ll be thinking about it is fire safety, or how you’d treat a burn.
Burns can be caused by all kinds of sources. But naturally this time of year, we want you to be up to speed on burns caused by fire.
What would you do in an emergency?
A brief and informative summary on how to treat burns in an emergency. Reading time 3 minutes
Pensioners and infants are most at risk, especially if burns involve the airways, or if they cover a large area of the body. Yet, regardless of the cause, they usually require the same treatment.
How To Treat A Burn with The 3 C’s:
Run the burn under lukewarm water. Between 20 and 45 minutes (depending upon how severe)
Call an ambulance while cooling if the burn is severe. Call 111 for advice.
Dress the burn.
Use a non-stick cover like cling film or a burns dressing.
And it’s that simple! Remember to practice the 3 C’s in the event of any burns emergency. But most importantly, have fun this Guy Fawkes night?
Be safe, be merry, and bright! (too soon??)
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