Lesson 6. TREATING BURNS

Section I. GENERAL

6-01. TREATING A CASUALTY WITH BURNS

6-02. TYPES OF BURNS

6-03. DETERMINING THE DEGREE OF BURN

Section II. TREATING THERMAL BURNS

6-04. IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF A THERMAL BURN

6-05. REMOVE SOURCE OF THE BURN, IF PRESENT

6-06. CHECK FOR INHALATION INJURY

6-07. CHECK FOR CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING

6-08. EXPOSE THE BURNED AREA

6-09. ESTIMATE THE PERCENT OF BODY SURFACE AREA BURNED

6-10. INITIATE AN INTRAVENOUS INFUSION, IF NEEDED

6-11. APPLY COLD SOAKS, IF APPROPRIATE

6-12. DRESS THE BURN WOUNDS

6-13. MONITOR AND EVACUATE THE CASUALTY

Section III. TREATING ELECTRICAL BURNS

6-14. IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF AN ELECTRICAL BURN

6-15. SEPARATE THE CASUALTY FROM THE ELECTRICAL SOURCE

6-16. CHECK FOR BREATHING

6-17. LOCATE ENTRY AND EXIT BURNED AREAS

6-18. EXPOSE THE BURNED AREAS

6-19. DRESS THE BURNED AREAS

6-20. TREAT SHOCK AND EVACUATE THE CASUALTY

Section IV. TREATING CHEMICAL BURNS

6-21. IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF THE CHEMICAL BURN

6-22. REMOVE CHEMICALS FROM THE SKIN

6-23. REMOVE CHEMICALS FROM AN EYE

6-24. DRESS THE BURNED AREAS

6-25. TREAT FOR SHOCK, IF NEEDED, AND EVACUATE THE CASUALTY

Section V. TREATING RADIANT ENERGY BURNS

6-26. IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF THE RADIANT ENERGY BURN

6-27. TREAT A CASUALTY WITH A RADIANT ENERGY BURN

6-28. MONITOR AND EVACUATE THE CASUALTY

Lesson 6. Self Test


LESSON OBJECTIVES

When you have completed this lesson, you should be able to:

6-1. Identify signs and symptoms of thermal, electrical, chemical, and radiant energy burns.

6-2. Identify the procedures for smothering flames.

6-3. Identify the procedures for treating a casualty with a thermal burn.

6-4. Identify the procedures for removing a casualty from an electrical wire.

6-5. Identify the procedures for treating a casualty with an electrical burn.

6-6. Identify the procedures for treating a casualty with a chemical burn.

6-7. Identify the procedures for treating a casualty with a radiant energy burn.

6-8. Identify the procedures for treating a casualty with a burn to the eye.

SUGGESTION

Work the lesson exercises at the end of this lesson before beginning the next lesson. These exercises will help you accomplish the lesson objectives.

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