Presentation on theme: "Burn Prevention and Treatment. What we will learn today We will learn about the different types of burns, the three degrees of burns, and how you can."— Presentation transcript:
Burn Prevention and Treatment
What we will learn today We will learn about the different types of burns, the three degrees of burns, and how you can avoid getting burned.
We have already learned that: There are many things in our homes that can cause burns What we should do if we get burned
There are three degrees of burns that tell us how serious our burn is: –First Degree causes redness of the skin and is the least serious –Second Degree causes red, blistered skin –Third Degree worst burn and causes white or charred skin
It is important to treat your burn correctly, no matter what degree it is –Cool the burned area with cool water for at least 10 minutes Never put butter or ice on your burn –the doctor will give you something if needed –Tell an adult right away –Seek medical treatment, if necessary
Burns are very painful, no matter what type or what degree, so it is important to prevent them from happening.
There are six different types of burns that can cause very serious burns
Scald –burns that are caused by hot water, steam, or food or liquids from microwaves
Flame –burns that occur when clothing ignites from sources such as a match, stove, candle or other open flame.
Electrical –burns that occur when someone comes in contact with a frayed cord, pokes something into an electrical outlet, or comes in contact with a high tension power line
Sun –burns that result from too much exposure to the sun or sun lamps like in tanning booths
Contact –burns that result from touching hot surfaces such as ovens, heaters, irons or grills
Chemical –burns that occur when items such as drain cleaner, bleach or other household cleaners are touched or swallowed.
What are some of the ways we can avoid being burned? Not play with matches, lighters, or any other open flames Stay away from hot liquids Be careful when eating foods from the microwave - cool them first Stay out of the kitchen when mom or dad is cooking
What are some of the ways we can avoid being burned? Never touch space heaters, wood stoves or fireplaces Stay away from grills and campfires Be careful when running your bath water Use sun screen when outdoors Do not touch cleaning liquids Do not play with extension cords or electrical plugs
REMEMBER - burns are very serious - but then can be avoided