SisterShip – Please Don’t Do That! – Burns

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There are more than a few bits of misinformation out there about treating burns. Maybe you’ve heard that you should pop the blisters that form, or slather a burn in butter? Please don’t do that!

Click to read about the different types of burns; the three things to consider when assessing burns; when to evacuate your patient to an ER or Burn Center; and how to treat minor burns onboard. Hint: butter’s not involved.

Your own internet search may give other advice but remember that you can’t always trust Dr. Google. He’s only as good as the questions we ask him, and he doesn’t have malpractice insurance.

Have a medical myth you want busted? I’m all ears. Contact me and we’ll get to the bottom of it!

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