Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 434-437
Burns: First Aid
Singh Kuldeep1, Punia Sudhanshu2, Singh Bhupender3, D. Pramod2, Singh Bikramjit2
1HOD, 2Resident, 3Assistant Professor,
Burns and Plastic Surgery PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sudhanshu Punia
Burns are common occurrence and often the patient is rushed to a nearby medical practitioner or hospital for first aid. Some patients may receive first aid from their relatives or friends in correct or incorrect manner. Most of the time the first respondents in case of burns are family members, friends, by standers. Properly instituted first aid reduces the morbidity and even mortality in burn patients. Many simple interventions can make a great difference in the course of burns and improve patient outcome. This article is aimed to educate primary health care providers, accident and emergency departments, paramedicals and even the general public so that treatment for burn patients can start early.
Key words: First aid, Burns, What to do, Immediate treatments