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.