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First Aid And The Great British Summer

Posted on: May 7th, 2013 by Gemma

Now the glorious sunshine is here let’s hope it will stay, because we have tided the garden and cleaned down the BBQ’s ready for a jam packed summer of alfresco entertaining.  Here are some handy first aid tips to keep you prepared this summer:

 

Summer Peril Number 1 – BBQ Burns

 

Step 1: Cool the burn

Cooling the burn will reduce pain, swelling and the risk of scarring. The faster and longer a burn is cooled, the less the impact of the injury.

 

Step 2: Protecting from infection

 

Loosely cover the burn with cling film or a clean plastic bag. This helps prevent infection by keeping the area clean. It’s an ideal covering because it doesn’t stick to the burn and reduces pain by keeping air from the skin’s surface.

 

Summer Peril Number 2 – Cuts

 

Step 1: Put pressure on the wound

You can do this with whatever is available to stop or slow down the flow of blood. You are acting as a ‘plug’ to stop the blood escaping. The pressure you provide will help the blood clot and stop the bleeding.

 

Step 2: Call 999

And keep the pressure on the wound!

 

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