Dry Heat Advantages And Disadvantages

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Dry heat burns If you are in any direct contact with a dry heat source or friction. • Try not to put yourself in danger. • Ensure that Airway and Breathing are maintained. • Ensure to cool the burn immediately with cold (preferably running) water, for at least 10 minutes or until the pain is relieved. If water is not available, any coid harmless liquid (e.g. milk) is better than no cooling at all. Do this first then move quickly to a water supply if you can. lake care not to cool large areas of burns so much that you induce hypothermia. • You should remove watches, rings etc. during cooling, as burned areas will swell. Clothing that has not stuck to the burn may be removed very carefully. • Dress the burn with a sterile dressing that won’t…show more content…
• Treat as a dry heat burn. Chemical burns Caused by chemicals which either corrode the skin or create heat (or both). It is important to learn the correct first aid treatments for any chemicals used in your workplace - different chemicals can have different first aid treatments. • Make the area safe - contain the chemical if possible and protect yourself from coming into contact with it. • Dry powder chemicals can be carefully brushed off the skin before irrigating. Take care to protect yourself. • Irrigate the burn with lots of running water to wash the chemical away. This should be done for longer than a thermal burn - at least 20 minutes. Take care not to wash the chemical onto unaffected areas of the body. Ensure pools of contaminated water do not collect underneath the casualty. • Call for emergency help. Make a note of the chemical and give this information to the ambulance operator if possible. • Remove contaminated clothing carefully whilst irrigating the burn. • If an eye is contaminated, irrigate as above and ensure that the water runs away from the good eye. Gently but firmly try to open the eyelid to irrigate the eye

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