Injury Prevention

Burns

Small/minor burn:

  1. Apply cool, running water.
  2. Cover burn with towel soaked in cold water until pain stops.

Large/severe burn:

  1. Call ambulance.
  2. Cover burn with towel soaked in cold water to help stop the burning process.
  3. Do not apply cold water to burn over large area.
  4. Never place ice on a burn. It may cause more tissue damage.
  5. Remove wet towel and cover burn with clean, dry sheet.
  6. Do not break blisters.

Electrical burn:

  1. Disconnect power.
  2. Call ambulance.

For information about preventing fires and burns, click here.

Last Update
February 10, 2008
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Last Update
February 10, 2008
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