The time that a burn happened is an essential piece of information. (TRUE/FALSE)
TRUE: The body will respond to being burned. Knowing when the burn happened will help the medical staff to plan treatments.
How the burn happened is an essential piece of information. (TRUE/FALSE)
TRUE: How the burn happened e.g. flame, chemical, electricity, will cause different amounts of injury. Knowing how the burn happened will help the medical staff to plan treatments.
Immediately cool the burn with ice. (TRUE/FALSE)
FALSE: Ice will cause further damage to the tissues. Cool the burn with cold running water.
Immediately cool the burn with running cold water for 2 minutes (TRUE/FALSE)
FALSE: Cool the burn with running cold water for 20 minutes.
Burns caused by an acid or alkali need to be treated with running water. (TRUE/FALSE)
TRUE: Continuously irrigate the area with cool running water for a minimum of 20 minutes. Make sure the water can run off without causing an injury elsewhere.
After cooling, use an anti-septic cream to prevent infection. (TRUE/FALSE)
FALSE: Creams make it harder for the medical staff to assess the burn.
Any rings being worn near the burn should be removed. (TRUE/FALSE)
TRUE: The burn will cause swelling. Try to remove any rings, but only if you’re not going to cause further injury. If the ring won’t come off it can be cut off at hospital.
After cooling, a small blister can be covered with an adhesive plaster. (TRUE/FALSE)
FALSE: Never use adhesive dressings on burns. To protect a burn use something sterile that won’t stick. Clingfilm is best. Discard the first two turns and then place a strip of clingfilm over the burn. Never wrap it around the body part due to the risks caused by swelling.
Safety Data Sheets at work, contain information on what First Aid should be done in case of injury/burn by that product. (TRUE/FALSE)
TRUE: Some chemicals will have specific treatments and these can be found in the First Aid section (section 4) of the Safety Data Sheet. (TRUE/FALSE)
Burns to the face, hands, feet, genitals or that go all the way round a body part, need further assessment and treatment at hospital.
TRUE: Burns can cause permanent damage, and can impact daily living. Anyone with injuries to these areas needs to go to hospital.
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