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Treating Various Degree Of Burns

Overview Of Burns A burn is a wound to the body’s tissue caused from heat, chemical substances, electrical energy or sunlight. A scald is a sort of burn caused by vapor or boiling liquid. How severe a burn actually is depends on the amount of tissue affected and the intensity of the wound. Burns are usually classified as: 1st degree - Burns causing harm to the external layer of the skin, also known as the e ...

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First Aid Care for Burns

Determining the extent of burns One of the most important assessments for victims with burns is determining the severity of burns. Being able to correctly assess, determine and evaluate the severity of a burn requires an efficient estimation on how much body surface area the burn has covered. The Rule of the Hand is a tool in which paramedical personnel and medical professionals use to efficiently determine ...

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