Every June, Kidsafe Australia drives greater awareness of burns prevention and correct first aid treatment for burns.
First Aid Treatment for Minor Burns:
  1. PREVENT – take action ot prevent burns and scalds
  2. REMOVE – yourself from danger and remove and clothing or jewellery unless stuck to the skin
  3. COOL – place the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes
  4. COVER – the burn with a clean dressing
  5. SEEK – medical attention if the burn is on the face, hands, lap or feet, is bigger than a 20 cent piece or is blistered

With severe burning, please contact Emergency dial 000.

When it comes to kids and burns – prevention is better than cure.  Adult supervision and extreme diligence is required at all times.

Handy Resources on Burns Safety for the home: 
  • Download the First Aid Treatment for Minor Burns Poster

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  • Download the Burns Safety Checklist in the Home Poster

If you tick ‘NO’ to any of the questions, make a change so you can tick ‘YES’ and keep your family safe!

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For more information and more resources on child safety visit Kidsafe Australia

 

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