BurnSafe Junior Piloted at Kalaya Children's Centre

The BurnSafe Junior Program was piloted at Kalaya Children's Centre in November 2015 with over 40 children aged between 3 and 5 years learning about burns prevention and first aid. Kalaya Children's Centre is an integrated Department for Education and Child Development (DECD) site with an Aboriginal focus. This program aims at educating children and parents of this high-risk age demographic with burn injury being one of the top 3 causes of accidental death in children under 5 years of age!

Jackie, our Community Programs Manager and Doraleen, Aboriginal Burns Program Coordinator (Royal Adelaide Hospital), along with Lily, our cheeky puppet, were well received by the children and educators and we look forward to officially launching and rolling out this program in 2016.

For more information please contact bethany@burnstrust.com.au

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.