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Burns

Burn

Chemical or Compressed Gas Burns

  • Using cool, running water, flush away all traces of chemicals. Remove all contaminated clothing from the victim.
  • Cover burn loosely with clean, dry cloth.
  • Take steps to prevent shock.
  • Send someone to call 911 or seek medical aid as soon as possible.

Heat Burns

  • Cool the burn. Immerse burn in cool water or gently apply cool compress until pain gone.
  • Bandage with clean, dry dressing.
  • DO NOT break a blister if one forms. DO NOT use ointments or remove embedded clothing.
  • Take steps to prevent shock.

Electrical Burns

  • Care for life threatening emergencies first!
  • Send someone to call 911 or seek medical aid as soon as possible.
  • Cover burn loosely with clean, dry cloth.
  • Expect shock and treat it accordingly.
 
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