Burns and fire-related injuries are preventable. Learn how to keep you and your loved ones safe with this Burn Prevention Checklist for Adults from the American Burn Association.
Did you know that older adults are at higher risk of suffering an injury from burns? Adults ages 65+ are twice as likely to die in home fires and adults 85+ years are four times more likely to die from a burn injury. Click here to learn more about cooking safety for older adults to help prevent some of these accidents from happening.
Did you know than over 136,000 children were seen in emergency rooms for burn injuries in 2011? And that over 1,100 children die each year from fire and burns? Learn more about pediatric scalds and burns.
Did you know that children are at higher risk for burn injuries? This is due to their immature motor and cognitive skills and dependence on adults for supervision and safety. Learn more about children and burn injuries to keep the children in your life safe.
Are you aware of the risk of liquid and steam burns? Each year, over 450,000 burn injuries occur in the United States that are serious enough to require medical treatment. Between 2007 and 2013, the proportion of burn center admissions due to scald burns increased from 29.8% to 33.7%. Educate yourself on the risks!
The above excerpts are from the American Burn Association website.
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