thermal burn

  1. Burn Awareness Week
    Categories: Burn Care First Aid

    Burn Awareness Week

    Today is the first day of National Burn Awareness Week. While we've shared information about How to Treat Thermal Burns, burn awareness is about recognizing the dangers of burns, and planning to avoid them in the first place. While workplace safety and OSHA requirements call for burn safety training and engineering controls to help raise awareness and reduce burn injuries - at...
  2. How to Treat  Thermal Burns
    Categories: First Aid & Burn Care First Aid

    How to Treat Thermal Burns

    Follow these tips in the case of a mild thermal burn: Cool the burned area by immersing in cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes. Do not break blisters or rub skin. Place a dry, sterile dressing over the burn area to keep clean. Follow these tips in the case of a severe thermal burn: Call 9-1-1 or EMS if...
  3. Categories: First Aid & Burn Care First Aid

    General Burn First Aid Information

    Burns can result from heat (thermal burn), electricity, or exposure to chemicals. The majority of burns should be seen by a doctor. Some first-degree burns, such as mild sun burn, can be treated without doctor care. Never apply home remedies such as butter or baking soda to a burn. Many ointments and home remedies applied topically actually trap the heat...

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