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Burn Prevention and Treatment. What we will learn today. We will learn about the different types of burns, the three degrees of burns, and how you can avoid getting burned. We have already learned that:. There are many things in our homes that can cause burns

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What we will learn today
What we will learn today

  • We will learn about the different types of burns, the three degrees of burns, and how you can avoid getting burned.


We have already learned that
We have already learned that:

  • There are many things in our homes that can cause burns

  • What we should do if we get burned


  • First Degree

    • causes redness of the skin and is the least serious

  • Second Degree

    • causes red, blistered skin

  • Third Degree

    • worst burn and causes white or charred skin

  • There are three degrees of burns that tell us how serious our burn is:


  • It is important to treat your burn correctly, no matter what degree it is

  • Tell an adult right away

  • Seek medical treatment, if necessary

  • Never put butter or ice on your burn

    • the doctor will give you something if needed


Burns are very painful, no matter what type or what degree, so it is important to prevent them from happening.



  • Scald serious burns

    • burns that are caused by hot water, steam, or food or liquids from microwaves


  • Flame serious burns

    • burns that occur when clothing ignites from sources such as a match, stove, candle or other open flame.


  • Electrical serious burns

    • burns that occur when someone comes in contact with a frayed cord, pokes something into an electrical outlet, or comes in contact with a high tension power line


  • Sun serious burns

    • burns that result from too much exposure to the sun or sun lamps like in tanning booths


  • Contact serious burns

    • burns that result from touching hot surfaces such as ovens, heaters, irons or grills


  • Chemical serious burns

    • burns that occur when items such as drain cleaner, bleach or other household cleaners are touched or swallowed.


What are some of the ways we can avoid being burned
What are some of the ways we can avoid being burned? serious burns

  • Not play with matches, lighters, or any other open flames

  • Stay away from hot liquids

  • Be careful when eating foods from the microwave - cool them first

  • Stay out of the kitchen when mom or dad is cooking


What are some of the ways we can avoid being burned1
What are some of the ways we can avoid being burned? serious burns

  • Never touch space heaters, wood stoves or fireplaces

  • Stay away from grills and campfires

  • Be careful when running your bath water

  • Use sun screen when outdoors

  • Do not touch cleaning liquids

  • Do not play with extension cords or electrical plugs


Remember burns are very serious but then can be avoided
REMEMBER serious burns - burns are very serious - but then can be avoided


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