Vivascope - An Australian First


Together with our sponsors, Lions District 201, C2, we enabled the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) to become the first in Australia to offer new Vivascope technology which will revolutionise the treatment of burns patients.

The Vivascope provides incredibly precise images of a patient's cells. Director of the Burns Unit, Dr John Greenwood AM, said "The Vivascope was an extraordinary leap forward in burn depth assessment. The VivaScope will lead to significantly faster diagnosis and treatment, which adds up to better outcomes for patients".

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.