February 5-11 is National Burn Awareness Week

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National Burn Awareness Week (NBAW) is being observed this week, February 5-11, and is sponsored by the American Burn Association. During this week, burn, fire and life safety educators are encouraged to unite in sharing burn awareness and prevention messages in communities across the country.

Burn injuries are one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in the United States. Roughly 450,000 people receive treatment in emergency departments for non-fatal burn injuries related to fire and hot liquids each year.

Children, the elderly, and the disabled are especially vulnerable to burn injuries. Almost one third of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15. Caregivers can take this opportunity to teach children about burn and scald safety.

The National Scald Prevention Campaign recommends the following tips to prevent scald burns:

Visit the American Burn Association’s website to learn more about National Burn Awareness Week and the ongoing campaigns to raise awareness about burn and scald prevention.

Last edited on 26th of June 2018

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