Burn First Aid

burrs if someone is burnt it’s really important that you treat them quickly and you take burns seriously if they have hot liquids built on them if you’re able to get the clothes off quickly then do so never remove anything that might have got stuck to a burn but if you can quickly remove it before the burns have chance to swell and the skins sound a chance to blister then it’s quite likely you’ll be able to remove it your priority though is to get the burn area under cool running water as fast as you possibly can you would take off jewelry don’t be tempted to roll up the sleeve because it’s covered in hot liquid and you roll it up then you can end up with a burn all the way around which as it swells can end up cutting off the circulation to the arm so if you’re able to cut off clothes or remove clothes completely that is much better there much better way of doing it cool running water for at least 10 minutes it takes a good 10 minutes to call a burn think about when you have a roast dinner you take the meat out of the oven you put it on the side to rest it takes a good 10 minutes to rest and it’s still piping hot we our meat and we will still be cooking if the burn is still tingling then it’s still cooking keep it under cool running water that is your treatment people often rush to dress a burn please don’t be in a hurry to dress it keep it under cool running water for as long as you can whilst you’re cooling the burn make sure you’re keeping the casualty warm and look out for signs of shock shock is made worse when someone’s in pain when they’re scared and when they’re cold and all these things are involved in the treatment of a burn so make sure you’re keeping the casualty wall and you’re just calling the burn don’t touch the burn and wear gloves sterile gloves if you possibly can but don’t delay getting that burn cool running water if you would prefer to dress it then a burn can be dressed by a bit of loosely wrapped cling film that you would undo a couple of the outside bits and you would put that over the burn once you have cooled it for at least 15 minutes and don’t wrap it round because it will get tighter as the burn as well so just to loosely over and what that does is it covers the burn to reduce the pain so it’s covering the nerve endings and it’s reducing the risk of infection if you have a proper burns dressing then that can be used as well again the advices with burns dressings if you possibly can cool the burn properly for at least 10 minutes before you apply this this is full of a cooling gel and it comes on a a sort of cover that you can put in that keeps the gel on top of the burn you will need another dressing on top in order to keep everything in place and please wear gloves as well because you really don’t want to be touching a burn because burns get infected really easily if you have dress to burn you still need to get it seen by a medical professional burns can scar burns can get infected really easily and it’s really important that you take them seriously burns to the hands the face for feet the genitals and the airway of the most serious as all burns that go all the way around and limb and all burns should be treated under cool running water as quickly as possible you


  1. Dear Jane, thank you for your lovely comment and so glad you liked the video. Loads more on my channel covering different first aid topics x

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