Mr Quick Cool says:
“Seconds to
burn, BUT
at least
20 minutes
to cool!!”
Runwaterfromthecoldtapgentlyover
theburnfor20 minutesoruntilan
ambulancearrives.
Donottouchtheburnorburstany
blistersasthiscancauseinfection.
Oncecooledremoveclothingfromthe
burnedarea.Ifclothingsticks,cut
aroundthefabric.
Covertheburnwithcleannon-fluffy
material,eg.asheetorlooselycover
withplasticwraptopreventinfection.
(Do not cover the face)
Seek advise from your doctor
or hospital.
In an emergency call 111
SAFE CAUTION! DANGER!
First Aid
100 WATER BOILS
80 Common Wetback
Temperature
70 Will burn a child’s
skin instantly
65
CAUTION!
60 1 Second to burn
55
a child’s skin
Recommended
Hot water tap temperature
50 40 Seconds - 1 minute
45 to burn a child’s skin
40
35
Safe
Hot Shower Temperature
38˚C - 42˚C
COLD
WATER,
The FIRST
First Aid
v Burns
Postal/Physical
BurnSupportGroup
CharitableTrust,Inc.
Privatebag97164
ManakauCity
Auckland2241
Phone & Email
Phone:(09)092700640
www.burns.org.nz
Support & Enquiries
info@burns.org.nz
www.burns.org.nz
This brochure is for parents and caregivers.
It contains some safety tips to help you protect
young children from burns in the home.
*55.4% of burns from the age of 0-15 years
are predominantly caused by scalds in the home,
by taking simple steps these could all
be preventable. Please read on and make
some changes in your home.
*ReferencedfromtheBi-NationalBurnsRegistry
AnnualReport2009-2010
Burns are preventable
Kettles
Pots & Pans
Keepkettles,jugs,
teapots,coffee
plungersandcords
awayfromtheedge
ofthebench.
Useacordlesskettle.
Hot Drinks
Makeyourkitchenano
playzone.
Fitagateacrossyour
kitchendoorway.
Cookontheback
elementsofyour
stovefirst.
Turnpothandlestowards the backofthestove.
Ask yourself, “Do you need a
hot drink while your children
are around or can it wait?”
Puthotdrinksinthecentreofthetableor
somewhereelseoutofreach.
Hot Tap Water
Fitastoveguardaroundyourstovetop.
Putyourchilddownbeforehandlinghotpots,
pans&kettles.
Avoidusingtablecloths.
Havebenchspacenexttoyourstovesothathotpots
andpansarenotcarriedacrossthekitchen.
Givetoddlerstheirownspecialmugsothatthey
knownottodrinkfromyours.
NEVERleavecookingunattended.
Nevernurseachildwhileholdingahotdrink.
Placemicrowavesataheightchildrencannotreach.
Is your tap water too hot?
Hotwatercomingoutofatapshouldbe
between50ºC&55ºCorless.
Alwayssuperviseyoungchildrenwhenhavinga
bath,showerorwashingtheirhands.
RuncoldwaterintoabathBEFOREyourunthe
hotwater.
Alwaystestthetemperatureofthewaterwithyour
wristorelbowbeforebathingyourchildorusean
approvedThermometer.
Ifthewateratthetapistoohotandyouare
unabletoadjustitcorrectly,callyourlandlord
oraskyourlocalenergysupplier(orlicensed
plumber)foradvice.
Consider gettingchildprooftapcoversforyour
hottaps.
Makesureyouactively supervise olderchildren
iftheyarepreparinghotdrinksormeals
For more information visit www.burns.org.nz
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