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At an incident, someone is suffering from severe burns. What should you do to help them?

A Douse the burns with clean, cool water

Your priority is to cool the burns with clean, cool water. Its coolness will help take the heat out of the burns and relieve the pain. Keep the wound doused for at least 20 minutes. If blisters appear, don’t attempt to burst them, as this could lead to infection.

Related Information

The Highway Code states that road users should:

- Put out any flames, taking care for your own safety.

- Cool the burn for at least 20 minutes with plenty of clean, cool water.

- Cover the burn with cling film if available.

- DO NOT try to remove anything that’s sticking to the burn.


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1 year ago

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