It’s National Burn Awareness Day on October 16th – did you know the recommended burns first aid is:
COOL – 20 mins cooling with cold water, and remove any clothing and jewellery.
CALL – Dial 999, 111 or local GP for advice for burns larger than a 50p piece.
COVER – with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. Make sure the patient is kept warm.
Source (Childrens Burns Trust www.cbtrust.org.uk).
The full British Burn Association first aid statement is available here.
For ideas on supporting the Burn Awareness day, and to help promote burns prevention and first aid – why not take a look at the Childrens Burn Trust site for resources, information, toolkits, posters and more!