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Scald Injuries

Around 112,000 individuals are treated in the emergency rooms for scald injuries each year and among these 6% require hospitalization. Scald injuries are a type of thermal burn that occurs when hot fluids, such as, boiling water or steam burn the skin. Scald injuries are often classified as either first degree or second degree burns […]

Fire Prevention

Scientifically speaking, fire is defined as the quick oxidation of a material in the process of combustion. In this process, heat, light and several reaction products are released. The visible portion of the fire is called the flame. Fire is typically caused by carelessness, accidents and faulty electrical equipment, although most fires are generally preventable. […]

Minor Cuts and Scrapes

Minor cuts and scrapes are part of almost every child’s childhood and deemed as part of growing up. Minor cuts and scrapes are small tearing or opening in the skin. It is typically caused by an external injury. Although it is not considered a medical emergency, it is generally advised to give proper first aid […]