burns

New burns app for summer safety
New burns app for summer safety (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

From barefoot burns on hot metal grates, spilt hot noodles from the microwave, to the ‘watch this, kids’ moment when accelerant is thrown on the barbie or campfire – summer holiday burn hazards abound. Fun new app to prevent burns ... Read More »

Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix
Tiny tots and tea cups a bad mix (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than two-thirds of toddlers burned in hot drink accidents are not treated with correct first aid, according to new research. University of Queensland PhD candidate Jacquii Burgess at the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research said hot drink ... Read More »

Parents can help soothe burns treatment stress
Parents can help soothe burns treatment stress (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Playful distraction can trump kisses and cuddles to reduce a child’s anxiety and pain during potentially painful burns dressing changes. A University of Queensland Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) study has found parents’ behaviour in medical appointments affects how children cope ... Read More »

Smartphone app aims to prevent burns in children
Smartphone app aims to prevent burns in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A collaboration between injury prevention researchers at The University of Queensland and digital health company iPug has resulted in a 21st Century approach to tackling childhood scalds. A team from the Centre for Children’s Burns and Trauma Research was looking for a way to reduce the number ... Read More »

3D model skin burnt to find better bandages for child burns victims
3D model skin burnt to find better bandages for child burns victims (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children’s burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr Leila Cuttle. Dr Cuttle is a senior research fellow ... Read More »

Toddlers who are most at risk of burns
Toddlers who are most at risk of burns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Toddlers living in socially-deprived areas are at the greatest risk of suffering a scald in the home, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found. The study, published in the journal Burns, showed that boys aged between one and two ... Read More »

 
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