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What to do if You're Trapped in a Burning House

Oct 9, 2014

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 ...

Protect Your Children and Home From Fire

Aug 13, 2014

There’s no doubt that fire has a certain allure, but children’s fascination with fire often ends in disaster. Annette Matherly, outreach coordinator at the Utah Burn Center shares some examples of how we can all contribute to fire safety. She gives some ideas for keeping children and communities...

Playing it Safe Around Fires Makes Everyone a Happy Camper

Jul 22, 2014

Did you know the group most commonly injured in campfire accidents are young adult males? Annette Matherly, R.N., from the University of Utah Burn Center, presents some alarming statistics concerning the frequency of injury from this often-overlooked danger. She gives some simple safety tips on ...

Technology Helps Emergency Room Patients in Small Communities

May 30, 2014

Emergency rooms in smaller communities don’t always have access to resources that their counterparts in larger hospitals do. As a result, some patients are required to be transferred to get the care they need. Dr. Marc Breen tells us how Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado is going use ...

Heating Pads Can Cause Second-Degree Burns

Nov 23, 2018

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 ...

Dangers of Portable Heaters

Feb 20, 2014

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 ...

Why Are Scalds The Focus of National Burn Awareness Week?

Feb 3, 2014

When you think about scald dangers, you likely think about that boiling pot of water on the stove or hot cup of coffee. But, because the temperature needed to cause a severe scald is so surprisingly low, there are many other situations that you might not have even considered dangerous, especially ...