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First Aid - Burns

Training Time: 28 minutes

Burns are a common occurrence in life, including at work. These may be something as simple as a sunburn or as frightening as a radiation burn. Burns are generally discussed in terms of their severity—first degree, second degree, and third degree. In this course, you’ll learn how to prevent burns from occurring at work, how to recognize the degree of a burn, how to provide first aid for different degrees of burns, and how to provide first aid for special types of burns, including electrical burns, burns from chemical spills, and thermal (heat) burns.

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Follow safe work practices and wear appropriate PPE to reduce or eliminate the chances of getting burned at work

Follow safe work practices and wear appropriate PPE to reduce or eliminate the chances of getting burned at work

One way burns are categorized is by their severity. First degree burns are the least severe; second degree burns are more severe; and third degree burns are the most severe

One way burns are categorized is by their severity. First degree burns are the least severe; second degree burns are more severe; and third degree burns are the most severe

The first aid you’ll provide a burn victim will depend, in part, on the type of burn it is. Burns can include thermal (or heat) burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, as well as other types of burns

The first aid you’ll provide a burn victim will depend, in part, on the type of burn it is. Burns can include thermal (or heat) burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, as well as other types of burns

Learning Objectives

  • List two ways to avoid being burned at work
  • Explain the difference between first, second, and third degree burns
  • Identify first, second, and third degree burns
  • Explain the first aid to provide for first and second degree burns
  • Explain the first aid to provide for third degree burns
  • Explain the first aid to give for sunburns
  • Explain special aspects of the first aid to provide for chemical burns
  • Explain special aspects of the first aid to provide for electrical burns
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First Aid - Burns FAQs

What are some effective ways to avoid being burned at work?
Follow safe work practices, use appropriate PPE, and be aware of burn hazards at work.

What are the different “degrees” of burns?
Burns are often classified by degree: first, second, or third degree burns. A first degree burn is minor; a second degree burn is more serious; and a third degree burn is the most serious of all.

What are some different causes of burns?
People can be burned in many ways. Some common types of burns include heat (thermal) burns, including sunburns and being burned by something hot or a fire; chemical burns; and electrical burns. There are others, too, including radiation burns.

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