Aboriginal Burns Program

Whilst Aboriginal people represent 1.9% of the total population, they are over represented in terms of serious burn injury hospital admission statistics to burns units across Australia. Additionally, Aboriginal people living in remote communities are 25% times more likely to suffer a serious burn injury than those living in metropolitan areas. Through our Indigenous Program we aim to reduce the incidence and impact of burn injury to Indigenous communities.

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.