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Scald Injuries

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

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The definition of a scald is "a burn injury caused by hot liquid, steam or food." The following is some information provided by the Burn Institute to prevent Scald Injuries from occurring. 

The #1 Place Scald Injuries Occur is in the kitchen

  • Use back burners and turn pot handles backwards
  • Never carry a child while cooking
  • Use oven mitts when cooking or handling hot food and drinks
  • Got a kid, get a lid on your hot coffee and tea

The #2 Place Scald Injuries Occur is in the bathroom

  • Set your water heater to 120 degrees or less 
  • Check the water temperature before putting a child in tub or shower. 100 degrees or lower is safe for children. 
  • Supervise children in the tub 

      Top 3 Steps to prevent scalds

  • Child Supervision- Always watch your children because scald accidents can happen in a flash with a splash
  • Household Modifications-Make small changes to high-risk areas of the home like the kitchen and bathroom
  • Everyday Precautions- Take simple safety measures, such as making the kitchen a "Hot Zone" when cooking. 

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