Burn Awareness and Prevention techniques and recommendations for all ages.
Burn Glossary: definitions of all burn-related terms.
Your newly healed skin will require some special care and consideration when you return home.
Each person will cope with the stress of the injury and hospitalization
in his or her own way. Dealing with the emotional stress involved in a
burn injury is an important part of accepting and recovering from burn
Returning home can be a very exciting event after a child has been
in the hospital for a long time. As a parent, you should remember,
however, that there is going to be a time of readjustment, especially
if your child has been in the hospital a long time.
Upon arrival to the hospital, the injured person is admitted directly to the burn Treatment Center. During this time, vital body functions are assessed and treated. Breathing and circulation are maintained first.
From Cooking to Burns It takes less than one second for a third degree burn to occur from these cooking methods Deep frying 500° F or 260° C Baking 400° F or 204° C Frying 300° F or 148° C
General Burn Prevention Tips Develop a home exit plan Practice twice year Install smoke alarms Check frequently, change batteries twice year Hot water safety Set water heater no higher than 120 degrees Matches lighters Keep out of reach sight of
Home Care Instructions for Burns Daily Skin Care Wash involved areas with mild soap. Avoid perfumed soaps as they may cause irritation. Make sure to gently wash involved area thoroughly as excess buildup (i.e. drainage or dead skin) may result
Intimacy After Burns Sexual Relations In most instances there should be no reason you would not be able to resume your sexual relationship after discharge. If the genitals or surrounding areas were involved, remember that this area will be sensitive