At home more? Be aware of burn safety
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
Ryun spoke to KPTV about burn safety at home.
Preventing burn injuries
Emergency treatments for burn injuries
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