The burn prevention pamphlet for seniors is a fantastic resource for raising awareness about the risk of burns and scalds for older adults. Offering an overview of the risk of scalding in the kitchen and the bathroom, the places in the home where scalds are most likely to occur.
First aid treatments for scalds are highlighted, including treatment methods to avoid. Such as ice, butter, toothpaste, and specialized creams. Advising on proper methods for scald treatment, as well as offering advice on when to seek treatment via the Emergency Room. Also, when to call 9-1-1.
Additionally, taking an in depth look at common causes of bathroom scalds. Offering suggestions on safety measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of scalding hot water.
The pamphlet also outlines common kitchen behaviors that might lead to scalds and advises on stove top cooking safety. Including safe guarding the kitchen area from pets and children. With food preparation tips to reduce the risk of burns to the hands, mouth, and face.
In conclusion, the brochure encouraging readers to “Stay Safe & Prevent Scalds!”
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