Did you know 88% of minor burns occur at home, but 90% of burns sufferers don’t know how to treat a burn correctly?1

Burnaid® is proud to sponsor the National Burns Awareness Month, an initiative of the Julian Burton Burns Trust.

All you need to remember, is:

REMOVE

  • Remove yourself from danger.
  • Remove any clothing / or jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.

COOL

  • Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes.
  • If clean running water is not available use a hydrogel such as Burnaid® gel.
  • Do not use ice, butter, toothpaste, creams or ointments as these may make the burn worse.

COVER

  • Cover with a hydrogel such as Burnaid® to help relieve the pain.
  • Cover with a clean dressing.

What can you do to support the National Burns Awareness Month

 

  • Share the 3 simple steps for correct first aid with your family and friends
  • Tweet to raise awareness of the National Burns Awareness Month @BurnsAwareMonth #BurnsAwareness
  • Visit www.burnstrust.com.au to learn more

References

1. U&A study Galkal June 2015 of Australian adults.