FIRST AID TREATMENT FOR BURNS

GROSSMAN BURN CENTERS

IF A BURN, CHEMICAL INJURY, OR ELECTRICAL INJURY OCCURS, IMMEDIATE ACTION MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

 

DO NOT!
DO!
  • Remove the victim from the source of burning.

  • Smother flames-Stop, Drop and Roll!

  • If clothing is saturated with hot liquid, remove it.

  • Cool the burn immediately with cool water for 3 to 5 minutes - NO ice.

  • Remove any jewelry from burn injured area.

  • Cover all burns.

  • If the burn is larger than the size of an arm, cover it with a clean, dry cloth while seeking emergency care. Keep the person warm.

  • Break any blisters.

  • Apply butter or grease; trapped heat worsens the burn and promotes infection

  • Apply ice, which may cause more injury.

  • Apply creams or ointments.

DO NOT!
DO!
  • While protecting yourself from contact, brush off any powdered chemicals off the skin

  • Remove all clothing

  • Continuously flush the injured area with low-pressure running water

  • Attempt to neutralize the chemical

DO NOT!
DO!
  • Protect yourself! Disconnect the power source, or move it with a non-conductive object like a broomstick before touching the victim If the victim has caught fire, smother the flames with a heavy blanket Administer CPR if necessary

 

  • If CPR is not necessary, Cool the burn with water

 

  • The following conditions may require immediate medical attention:

 

      *A burn that encompasses a larger area of the body than the palm of the hand

 

      *A burn to a critical area of the body such as the face, hands, feet or genitals

 

      *A burn that is white, gray, leathery or painless

 

Please be advised that the depth of a burn injury is not always immediately apparent to the untrained eye.

When in doubt, call a Grossman Burn Centers near you

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