Last updated 20/02/2022

The child has burned her arm on the hot tea.

first aid for childminders burns


The first thing you should do is to check for danger to yourself. Then cool the burn by running her arm under cold water for at least ten minutes.

first aid for childminders burns

Once you have cooled the burn you need to dress the burn with a sterile dressing that won’t stick. Good practice is to use cling film to cover burns, being careful not to place the cling film tightly around the limb as the limb may swell and this would cause constriction.

If the burn is very bad you may need to dial 999 and treat the victim for shock. Read the St. John’s Ambulance website to remind yourself how to do all this.

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