Burns or Scalds on Children – What to Do

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More than a hundred children and young people attend accident and emergency units every day with a burn or ...
More than a hundred children and young people attend accident and emergency units every day with a burn or scald injury. This number increases dramatically in the four weeks around bonfire night. Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign have got together with experts from the British Red Cross to produce a video that tells parents what to do in case they find themselves in such a situation. The advice includes: - Run the area under cool water for at least 10 minutes - Remove water from an injured area unless the material is sticking to the skin - Don’t apply cream, ointments, grease antiseptic spray or plasters - Loosely cover burns with a non fluffy material – cling film is ideal This is one of a series of videos produced as part of the fifth Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign – an initiative to offer free, basic first aid training to parents, grandparents and carers. This video, plus a webinar and a film on accident prevention in the home are currently available on ww.tesco-baby****. The following videos will be made available on the following dates: • Meningitis 21 November 2011 • Choking 9 January 2012 • Unconsciousness 20 February 2012 (breathing / not breathing) Following the launch of each video, an expert from the British Red Cross will be available to answer all questions during a Twitter chat on TescoBabyClub.
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