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Burns

BY Relay EMS

It’s a good day for a braai and someone decides to get the fire going, when there’s an explosion and the person gets burned.


What do you do?

  • Immediately extinguish any flames and remove burnt clothing and jewellery from the patient.
  • Phone Relay EMS immediately.
  • Rinse the burnt area with copious amounts of tap water, regardless of the degree of burn.
  • Continue for up to 10 minutes
  • Cover with clean moist cloth, towel or blanket to protect the burn


DO NOT apply:

  • ice
  • ointment
  • butter
  • home remedies
  • give any medication or drinks orally


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 April 25, 2017
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