Children's burns data - May 2020 - Children's Burns Trust

Burns and scalds to children in May 2020

617

Children were burned or scalded in May 2020

This figure only relates to the more serious burns and scalds - it does not include the thousands seen by A&E departments

BREAKDOWN OF BURNS AND SCALDS BY AGE:

0 - 2 years: 257

2 - 4 years: 184

5 - 14 years: 168

15 - 19 years: 8

Top Sources

Tea/Coffee Spills

Barbecue

Electric hob

Hair straighteners

Top Areas

Bedroom

4

Kitchen

1

Bedroom

3

Garage/Yard

2

1 Manchester

2 Bristol

3 Sheffield

4 Birmingham

1
2
3
4

Top Activities

Child's Play/Exploration

Food Preparation

First aid Advice

1. COOL the burn with running cold tap water for 20 minutes and remove all clothing and jewellery (unless it is melted or firmly stuck to the wound).

2. CALL for help: 999, 111 or local GP for advice.

3. COVER with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. Make sure the patient is kept warm.

4. CLICK HERE for more information.

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