BURN AWARENESS WEEK!

According to the American Burn Association, approximately 4,000 deaths occur from fire and burn injuries and 600,00 people receive medical treatment in emergency departments for burn injuries. Close to half of all burn injuries treated in hospital emergency departments and one-third of admissions to burn centers are scald injuries. 60% of all scald injuries are suffered by children ages 0-4. Young children are curious and are often just trying to be helpful. Make a kid-free zone on the floor with tape. At a young age, they can understand “NO” when it refers to entering that zone. #COPrepare.
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