• Cover burnt area with Clingfilm
  • Be aware of possible constricting effect of wrapping!
  • Wrap the patient up in blankets or duvet (Cool the burn wound but warm the patient)
  • In chemical burns after irrigation / cooling. Clingfilm theoretically may worsen chemical burn effect, irrigate   thoroughly until pain or burning has decreased. Go for wet dressings only but beware of powder injuries,  which may be worsened with water. Bring data sheet on likely chemical if available with the patient to hospital.


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