….. around the site removing any loose clothing. If cling film/wrap is unavailable, use a sterile dressing that will not stick to the burn. The initial priorities to managing a burn should be
- Stop the burning.
- Cool the site of the burn.
- Cover the burn.
REMEMBER S.T.O.P. Stop and assess the scene.
Think, have I got the necessary equipment available to manage this emergency. Has anybody called the emergency services?
Observe, are there any dangers to me, bystanders or the victim?
Protect yourself at all times and keep re-evaluating the dangers throughout the emergency.
Support help and advice is available from the awesome people at the Burns Support Group Charitable Trust
Tomorrow we will continue with our look at burns
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