Burn Care Patient Education

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Burn injury prevention is a special objective of our burn care team. Education is key to the success of our effort, and we are pleased to take this opportunity to share some important information with you.

Proper care for burn injuries is of utmost importance. Whether the burn is minor or severe, knowing what to do and what NOT to do could save a life.

For starters, click here for a two-page brochure about first-aid for burns (courtesy of the Burn Prevention Foundation) — and find out the answers to common questions, such as:

  • Should you break a blister?
  • Should you put butter or ointments on a burn?
  • Should you put ice on the burn?

For more information, Stony Brook University Physicians provides an excellent overview of burn injury from first- to third-degree burns, plus first-aid and burn prevention tips.