Good first aid following a burn or scald can make an enormous difference in recovery times and the severity of scarring. Two important things to remember are STOP, DROP and ROLL and COOL, CALL, COVER.
Stop, Drop and Roll
Cool, Call, Cover
First Aid and Prevention
Message of thanks from an Emergency Department Consultant
“Thank you K, for the 1st aid image that is always attached to your e-mails. It is as a result of this image, that I recently ensured my 1 year old had cool running water over his leg for 20 minutes (not the 5 minutes I thought it was). He had a scald to his leg from fresh boiling water. Initially the entire back of one of his legs was bright red. After first aid, and on re assessment in the Emergency Department, the only area affected was a non tense blister smaller than 1 cm. This has now healed with no scar.”
Stop, Drop, Roll
Children's Burns Trust ambassador, Krissie Stiles explains that when clothing catches fire, stop what you're doing, drop to the floor and roll.
Our inspiring Burn Survivors help us to highlight the shocking number of burns and scalds which are happening to children everyday. We thank them all for their wonderful support.
Download the BBA’s First Aid Guidance