Radiator Burns - Community Service Announcement


Each year, the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) sees a growing number of patients who require extensive treatment for burns associated with overheating car radiators - a burn which can be avoided with knowledge of what to do with an overheated car.

As a response to this, the Julian Burton Burns Trust partnered with Associate Professor Dr John Greenwood AM, Director of the Adult Burns Unit (RAH), the RAA and Channel 9 to film and televise a Community Service Announcement for the prevention of radiator burns.

Click here to view the Radiator Burns Community Service Announcement.

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.