Heating pads are big burn-risks to the elderly and geriatric populations. Brad Wiggins, nurse manager at University of Utah Health Burn Center, talks about why these two populations, specifically, are most susceptible to second-degree burns, the types of injuries he has seen from heating pads, and their treatments.
Deep fat frying a turkey is dangerous. Chances are good you are making at least one mistake that could lead to a fire — or worse, a severe burn injury. Annette Matherly from University of Utah Health Care Burn Center talks about the six big things to watch out for when deep fat frying your turkey and gives some tips so you and your loved ones stay safe this holiday season.
Think about it—on Halloween, kids are running around with billowing sleeves and capes on their costumes, porches are strewn with hay and dried pumpkins and spooky candles are lit all night long. It’s a recipe for disaster on a night that’s supposed to be fun for the whole family. Annette Matherly with the Utah Burn Center shares what the most dangerous thing is on Halloween night and how you can keep your family safe from burn injuries and fires.
There’s nothing more devastating than seeing your child suffer a painful, life-changing scalding burn injury. Most parents think it will never happen to their child. That’s what Taylor Vowles thought. Hear his story about the day his son got second-degree scald burns over 8% of his body. Listen and learn from his experience so that you can better prevent burn injuries from happening to your child.
Whether you work outside, are an outdoor enthusiast or simply shoveling your walk, when it gets this cold, frostnip and frostbite are real dangers. Because one of the symptoms of frostbite is numbness, you might not even know you have it until it’s too late, which makes it especially dangerous for kids. Dr. Vivian Lee and Dr. Amalia Cochran talk about what happens to your skin when it gets too cold, the symptoms of frostnip and frostbite, what to do and not to do and why frostbite is usually treated by burn experts.
If a fire started in your workplace, would you know how to react and escape? Annette Matherly from the University of Utah Health Care Burn Center offers tips that could save your life. She talks strategies, studies and the most important thing to do if you get trapped.
Fire drills may seem silly, but they’re an essential part of preparedness. Making a plan and preparing for contingencies ahead of time is key. Burn specialist Annette Matherly from University of Utah Burn Center describes some vivid scenarios to help you and your family prepare for a fire and be safe.
Every house probably has a portable heater. There’s so much stuff in-between you and those heating elements, how could you possibly burn yourself? Well, you can. From the University of Utah Burn Center, Annette Matherly explains why and how portable heaters can be a serious burn hazard, even if you’re not anywhere near it. She also talks about what to do in a worse case scenario caused by portable heaters.
There’s nothing better than gathering around a warm fireplace with the family when the weather gets a little chilly outside. But it can actually be quite dangerous, and maybe in ways you haven’t considered. Nurse manager at the University of Utah Health Care Burn Center Brad Wiggins talks about the dangers of fireplaces, specifically glass fireplaces and explain why toddlers and children are most at risk of burns.
Dr. Stephen Morris, at the University of Utah Burn Center, talks about why burns might be considered the worst injury you could get. He also talks about the brand new burn center at the U of U hospital.