More than a hundred children and young people attend accident and emergency units every day with a burn or scald injury. This number increases dramatically in the four weeks around bonfire night.
Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign have got together with experts from the British Red Cross to produce a video that tells parents what to do in case they find themselves in such a situation.
The advice includes:
- Run the area under cool water for at least 10 minutes
- Remove water from an injured area unless the material is sticking to the skin
- Don’t apply cream, ointments, grease antiseptic spray or plasters
- Loosely cover burns with a non fluffy material – cling film is ideal
This is one of a series of videos produced as part of the fifth Tesco Baby & Toddler Club BabySafe campaign – an initiative to offer free, basic first aid training to parents, grandparents and carers.
This video, plus a webinar and a film on accident prevention in the home are currently available on www.tesco-baby.com. The following videos will be made available on the following dates:
- Meningitis 21 November 2011
- Choking 9 January 2012
- Unconsciousness (breathing / not breathing) 20 February 2012
Following the launch of each video, an expert from the British Red Cross will be available to answer all questions during a Twitter chat on @TescoBabyClub.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
We enable vulnerable people in the UKand abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives. For more information visit www.redcross.org.uk
Red Cross Training is a leading provider of first aid training for the workplace and for the general public. We have over 27 years experience in providing practical and interactive tuition in first aid skills. Our training and customer service is accredited under ISO 9001. For more information visit redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk.