British Red Cross - Burns and Scalds
Tips on treating burns and scalds
1. Cool the burn as quickly as possible by placing the affected area under cold running water for at least ten minutes.
2. Cover the injury using a sterile dressing such as a clean non fluffy cloth or kitchen film, and seek medical advice. Dial 999 (or 112) in severe cases.
3. Raise the limb to reduce swelling.
Bupa - Burns & Scalds
Factsheet on the type of burn, treatment & recovery
NHS information on burns
First Aid - MP3 Downloads
To save them on your computer, right-click on any of the links below and then click 'Save Target As..." . Click on any of the links below to play the audio files:
Burns - Explains the immediate treatment for burns and scalds.
Fits - How to deal with fits (convulsions/seizures) in adults and young children.
Wounds - Immediate actions for wounds, bleeding, and bleeding associated with fractures.
Unconscious patient who is breathing - How to deal with an unrousable patient who IS breathing (includes recovery position)
CPR for adults - Adults who have collapsed, unrousable and NOT breathing.
CPR for babies - Babies who are unrousable and NOT breathing.
Collapsed patient in detail - Explains the complete scenario including checks for breathing, circulation, etc.
These files have been prepared by Sussex Ambulance Service and comply with European Resuscitation Council Guidelines.
British Red Cross - First Aid Myths
Debunk some of the many myths still surrounding first aid
BBC Health - First Aid
This site has information about how to react to common injuries and emergencies.
St Johns Ambulance
St John Ambulance believes that everyone should learn at least the basic first aid techniques.
Bupa - Home First Aid Kit
All you need to know about preparing and storing your own first aid kit
These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.