Prevention of Scald Injuries

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Recently, burn advocacy groups marked Burn Injury Awareness Week between February 3 and February 9, 2013. During this period, a number of burn treatment facilities tried to raise attention about burns injuries, especially scald injuries.

Recently, burn advocacy groups marked Burn Injury Awareness Week between February 3 and February 9, 2013.  During this period, a number of burn treatment facilities tried to raise attention about burns injuries, especially scald injuries.

According to research, scald injuries are extremely common among children below the age of 5 years as well as older adults.  This is primarily due to developmental changes in these 2 categories of people.

Children are naturally curious, and this may cause them to experiment, which unfortunately can lead to a burn injury.  They may also suffer from a lack of coordination that increases their injury risk.  In the case of older adults, burn injury lawyers find that these injuries are linked to a change in sensory perception.

Some of the most common sources of scald injuries are hot bath water and hot liquids.  This is also one very common cause of scald injuries involving children.  It is important to monitor the temperature of water that is used for bathing, especially when the water is being used to bathe children or older adults.  That’s because children as well as senior citizens may have skin that is much more susceptible to burn injuries.  Make sure that the temperature of the water heater is set at 120°, to avoid scalds.  Avoid bathing infants and toddlers in water that is above 100°.

Scald injuries are also frequently linked to spilt coffee, tea, soup and other hot liquids.  It’s very important to be careful when you’re handling hot liquids, and make sure that no small children are allowed to handle hot liquids.  It’s also very important to monitor children when they’re around a table that is full of foods or liquids at high temperatures.  For instance, a child can easily tug at a tablecloth and down a mug of coffee right on himself.

 

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