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Burns & Scalds; First aid and initial management

The prompt and effective application of burns first aid has been shown to positively impact on the burn outcome, preventing further tissue damage and reducing subsequent morbidity. However, there is widespread variation in the first aid advice currently available for management of burns and scalds. The British Burns Association  offers the following recommendations which are based on evidence from a systematic literature review and form a minimum standard of care for first aid management of burns and scalds that is practical and effective to perform in any setting or environment.

The advice they offer covers, Thermal burns, Chemical burns, Electrical burns, Tar & Bitumen burns & Cold burns (Frostbite).

 

You may download and read the full text on first aid treatments for the above IN FULL HERE.

 

 

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