Sheila Kavanagh OAM

Sheila is a co-founder and life member of the Burns Trust, a past Vice President of the Australian & New Zealand Burn Association and, since 1996 has been Nurse in Charge of the Royal Adelaide Hospital Burns Unit. 

Sheila brings an in-depth knowledge of the National and International burns landscape to the Burns Trust Board and will assist us in further developing strong relationships with the burns community.

FIRST AID QUICK GUIDE
In an emergency call 000
1. REMOVE
Remove any clothing and jewellery from the affected area to allow effective cooling of the burn.
2. COOL
Cool the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes - this will stop the burning process and also help ease the pain.
3. COVER
Cover the burn with a clean lint free cloth or if it is a large area, cover loosely with cling wrap to lessen the chance of infection.
4. SEEK
Seek medical advice if the burn is larger than a 20 cent piece or on the face, hands, feet or groin area.