Virtual Relief Pain Machine

The University of South Australia developed a Virtual Relief Pain Machine (VRP) for children to reduce the pain and discomfort they feel during dressing changes for burn injury. Research has shown that this device reduces the pain felt by patients thereby making the process more bearable. This machine was delivered to the Women's and Children's Hospital in SA thanks to the support of the Lions District 201, C2.

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.