Burn injuries

Burns injuries can be extremely serious if left untreated.  If the skin suffers a burn, it can no longer act as a natural barrier against infection.  Additionally, body fluid loss can occur as small blood vessels in the skin leak tissue fluid, either through the surface or collecting under the skin forming blisters.

There are 6 different types of burn all of which have a variety of causes.

  • Dry burns
  • Scalds
  • Electrical
  • Cold
  • Chemical
  • Radiation.

If any of your colleagues or family members should experience a burn, as a qualified First Aider you will know how best to deal with it.