First Aid for Burns & Scalds

First Aid for Burns & Scalds

If your child has suffered a burn or scald you need to act quickly.

• Cool the burnt area immediately with cold running water for at least 10 minutes.

• Clothing retains heat and so remove immediately from the burnt area if possible, however, do not try to pull off clothing that has stuck to the skin.  Otherwise cool for at least 10 minutes before attempting to remove.

• The size and depth of the burn will determine the type of medical help you need to seek.  If worried about the severity of a burn always telephone 999/112.

• All burns on children should be seen by a doctor.

• To get your child safely to medical assistance cover the burn with cling film, it will keep the wound clean and has no fibres to stick to the wound.

For more information on paediatric First Aid,  The elbowroom is hosting a 1-day workshop on  ‘The Essentials’ on Saturday 28th October 2017 which you can book online or telephone: 01 677 9859.

About the author: Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa opened The elbowroom in February 2003. Mother to Tuilelaith and Sean, director of The elbowroom and with a crew of over 60 staff, she is a busy bee. Lisa leads a team committed to bringing health and vitality to all of her clients. Lisa currently teaches in our yoga training programs and oversees pregnancy yoga and mum & baby yoga. Lisa works hard developing healthy food choices for Yin & Tonic @ The elbowroom. She specialises paediatric and pregnancy with workshops, yoga therapy, and craniosacral therapy.

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.