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25 April 2022

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First Aid for Burns – Know what to do and what not to do?

Any burn is excruciating. The larger the burn, the more painful it is. Heat, chemicals, electricity, radiation, or the sun can all cause tissue injury. Every year, a huge number of Australians require first aid for burns and additional medical care due to unintentional burns. Burns can lead to further medical concerns, thus preventing the burn is the first line of defence. It’s the most significant factor in lowering the danger of burns and, as a result, skin damage.

How can I avoid the majority of burns?

In a home, talk to everyone who lives there, including caretakers, to make sure you’re all on the same page. Fire evacuation exercises are necessary to guarantee that all members of the group know where to go and that everyone is safe. This prevents family members from being unaware that you are outdoors in another area and from hurrying back, maybe causing serious repercussions. To avoid burns, take the following precautions.

  1. Wear sunscreen.
  2. Wear sunscreen and keep the temperature of your hot water heater below 120 degrees Fahrenheit in your home.
  3. Before entering or washing a kid, always test the water in the shower or bath.
  4. Keep chemicals, lighters, and matches locked away.
  5. When cooking, use the stove’s back burners as much as possible, turn pot and pan handles where they won’t be banged, and don’t leave the stove unattended.
  6. Never hold a youngster close to a hot item, such as a stove.
  7. Place safety barriers around a fireplace and never leave a youngster alone with a fire.
  8. Install and test smoke detectors in your house on a regular basis.
  9. Have fire extinguishers on hand and know how to use them.
  10. Make sure all electrical outlets are covered.

First Aid for Burns are divided into three categories: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree burns.

The mildest sort of First Aid for Burns is a first-degree burn. They’re also referred to as “superficial burns.” Only the epidermis, or top layer of skin, is damaged in first-degree burns. Burns of the first degree seldom become infected or leave a scar. The skin may get red, but it will not break and will recover in 3–5 days.

Partial thickness burns are sometimes known as second-degree burns. The epidermis and dermis are both damaged in this type of burn. The dermis is the skin’s second layer. Second-degree burns are excruciatingly painful. The wounded region may enlarge and blister, making it seem red.

Full-thickness burns are also known as third-degree burns. This type of burn penetrates the skin’s two layers (epidermis and dermis), affecting deeper structures that may be injured or destroyed. The wounded region can be black, white, or deep red in colour and appear burnt. Light touch often causes numbness in this area.

First Aid for Burns require only one treatment: plenty of water until help arrives. It could be as basic as putting water in a pail with the patient’s hand in it or hosing down the sufferer with tap water. First Aid for Burns is normal temperature water and is the universal first aid therapy for every burn. If you don’t have access to water, cover the burn with a clean towel or sheet and get to an emergency hospital as soon as possible for medical attention.

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FIRST AID FOR BURNS COURSE

UNIT(S) BEING DELIVERED

The following unit(s) will be awarded to successful participants in this first aid for burns course. The certificate will be issued by Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909.

  • HLTAID011 – Provide first aid
  • HLTAID010 – Provide basic emergency life support
  • HLTAID009 – Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation

To view full unit details please visit training.gov.au

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Training and assessment delivered on behalf of Allens Training Pty Ltd RTO 90909

Please click this link to view the Allens Training Pty Ltd Student Handbook for this first aid for burns course.

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