Question and answer
describe how to administer first aid for minor injuries
All Chemical, electrical, radiation and large burns should be seen by a health care provider The most important thing to do when someone is burned is to stop the burning. [ If the burn is a heat, or thermal burn, immerse or run cool water over the burn. Avoid direct ice contact as this may increase tissue damage. If the burn is a chemical burn, flush the area with copious amounts of cool water.
If it is a lime burn, you should brush off the lime powder first, then flush copiously. Do not apply ointments to fresh burns as they may trap heat in the burned tissue. Ointments are useful to keep the burn moist later when the burn is well cooled. First degree burns are superficial minor injuries that only involve the top layer or epidermis of the skin. These burns cause redness and swelling of the top layer of skin. They are very sensitive to heat and light touch. They will usually heal by themselves without scarring within a few days. Extensive burns on very young or very old persons, or if the person is feeling ill should be seen by a health care provider. Second degree burns involve the deeper layer of skin called the dermis. The skin will be blistered and may look moist or mottled. They are intensely painful. With good care they will heal with little scarring in about 3 weeks. These burns should be seen by a health care provider if they are aver 10% of the body surface area, if they encircle a body part, or pain control is needed. Young children, senior citizens, and ill patients should be seen by a health care provider. Third degree burns are full thickness burns of the skin. The damage may extend into tissues below the skin surface. These burns look charred and blackened with areas of red and white within them. All third degree burns should be evaluated by a professional health care provider. ]
Expert answered|aiatok|Points 224|
Question
Asked 7/20/2012 10:49:48 AM
0 Answers/Comments
Get an answer
New answers
Rating

There are no new answers.

Comments

There are no comments.

Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
17,446,570 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Factor the expression. 90x^2 + 33x + 3
Weegy: 90x^2 + 33x + 3 = 3(5x + 1)(6x + 1)
9/20/2014 1:19:07 AM| 4 Answers
1/4 + 2/3
9/19/2014 10:26:27 PM| 3 Answers
what is 1/6 as a percent
9/19/2014 7:23:49 AM| 2 Answers
What type of sedimentary rock is rock ...
9/19/2014 7:56:16 AM| 2 Answers
Major newspapers and magazines provide the president this medium for ...
Weegy: The answer is A. Class A mandates. The first group or Class A mandates were communities formerly controlled by ...
9/19/2014 9:13:56 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
R
L
1
1
P
C
1
P
1
1
L
P
C
P
C
1
P
C
L
P
C
1
P
C
P
C
P
C
L
Points 2154 [Total 26552]| Ratings 4| Comments 2114| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
1
L
P
C
1
Points 1945 [Total 8476]| Ratings 8| Comments 1865| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
C
P
C
1
L
L
P
C
1
Points 1623 [Total 17562]| Ratings 12| Comments 1503| Invitations 0|Online
S
L
1
1
1
1
L
1
L
Points 1583 [Total 11363]| Ratings 0| Comments 1583| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 1509 [Total 18681]| Ratings 5| Comments 1459| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
1
L
P
P
L
Points 602 [Total 11848]| Ratings 0| Comments 602| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
P
C
P
C
1
L
P
C
L
P
C
P
C
P
C
P
C
Points 530 [Total 19061]| Ratings 1| Comments 520| Invitations 0|Offline
S
L
Points 502 [Total 1172]| Ratings 0| Comments 502| Invitations 0|Offline
S
1
L
L
Points 422 [Total 5546]| Ratings 4| Comments 382| Invitations 0|Offline
S
Points 62 [Total 62]| Ratings 2| Comments 32| Invitations 1|Offline
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | Social | ©2014 Purple Inc.