Thursday, April 28, 2011

Burns First aid

If mild, with skin unbroken and no blisters, plunge into ice water until pain subsides. Apply a dry dressing if necessary. Send for physician if burn is severe. Apply sterile compresses and keep patient quite and comfortably warm until doctor's arrival. Do not try to clean burn, or to break blisters.

*Chemicals in eye- with patient lying down, pour cupfuls of water immediately into corner of eye, letting it run to other side to remove chemicals thoroughly. Cover with sterile compress. get medical attention immediately.

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