PREVENTION

With over 94% of all burn injuries being preventable, the Julian Burton Burns Trust is committed to reducing the incidence of burn injury through the BurnSafe Schools Education Program, National Community Awareness initiatives and Indigenous Program. These programs aim to raise awareness of common burn mechanisms and at the same time reduce the impact of burn injury through the education of correct burns first aid - cool running water for 20 minutes.

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.