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Additional Resources

National Burns Awareness Month is all about creating awareness of the correct first aid for minor burns. Here are some resources to help spread this message:


Download the following video of the correct first aid treatment for burns and share it with your friends, family or students.

Download the National Burns Awareness Month "First Aid Treatment for Minor Burns" poster here and display it in your home, workplace or education centre.

To download a copy of the media release click here.

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.