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National Burns Awareness Month

Did you know that two in three Australians mistakenly believe that minor burns are best treated with 'home remedies'? 

Home remedies, such as applying butter or ice directly on the burn, often do more harm than good. Simply remember "Remove - Cool - Cover"

What you can do to support National Burns Awareness Month

  • Share these 3 simple steps for correct burns first aid with your family and friends
  • Tweet @BurnsAwareMonth #BurnsAwareness or follow us on Facebook @Julian Burton Burns Trust 
  • Hold a fundraising day during the month of June (a casual clothes day, morning tea or a sausage sizzle are just a few ideas!!)
  • Look out for the following awareness campaign on TV during the month of June

June is National Burns Awareness Month and is brought to you by the Julian Burton Burns Trust with the support of Burnaid®.

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.