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At home more? Be aware of burn safety

April 16, 2020

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Stay home, stay safe and prevent burn injuries.

That's because the Legacy Oregon Burn Center has seen an increase in burn injuries from people staying home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To help, Curtis Ryun, R.N., our burn safety educator and burn prevention leader for the American Burn Association, offers these burn safety tips:

  • Make a list of your medications and a list of important contacts along with their phone numbers and put them in a hospital “go bag”
  • Choose someone to speak for you on medical decisions if you cannot; write down the person’s name and telephone number in a place that can be found
  • Share your wishes by talking with family, friends and medical providers about what is most important for your life and medical care
  • Consider for your hospital go bag: glasses, hearing aids, dentures, mobility devices, phone, tablet, computer, chargers, toiletries, books and clothes

 

For more

Ryun spoke to KPTV about burn safety at home.

 

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