It’s National Burn Awareness Week and our Burn Center wants to help you prevent burns. Scalds were the most common injury for children in the Burn Center in 2018. One place where scalds and burns happen is the kitchen. As children grow, they like to try out their independence. And that may mean trying to “help” mom or dad in the kitchen.
Keep kids safe in the kitchen with these tips to avoid accidental burns:
Most parents of young children are familiar with the safety section in the baby aisle of their local store where you can find just about anything – cabinet locks, furniture straps, even a bumper to protect little heads from bathtub faucets. But even the most safety-conscious of parents may forget about burn dangers that can crop up in common and not-so-common places.
July 4th is right around the corner. This time of year guarantees a few things – sales at your favorite stores, new Resident Physicians in the hospitals, and Emergency Departments full of people with injuries from fireworks. Sadly, this past weekend a 12 year old Nashville boy died from a firework-related accident when a firework hit him in the chest. Fireworks are a big deal.