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2017 National Adult Burn Survivor Education & Support Forum

The 2017 National Adult Burn Survivor Education and Support Forum was held at the Maroochydore Waterfront Camp and Conference Centre on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast from Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th June.

Presenters from around the country joined us to speak about a range of topics including the latest on burns physiotherapy and exercise, psychological and emotional healing and provide attendees with resources to help them face ongoing emotional, physical and psychosocial challenges. During the forum there were a number of opportunities to get to know one another but the primary focus was on education.

The 2017 National Adult Burn Survivor Education & Support Forum was made possible thanks to the generous support of Clipsal by Schneider Electric and Molnlycke Health Care.

 

 

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.