Burns occur very frequently. Unfortunately, burns are one of the injuries that can lead to consequences that might change a person’s life.

This module will cover the most common of the three types of burns and also include chemical and electrical burns. Sometimes the burns are treated so differently, it is important for the student to recognize the type of burn so it can be dealt with correctly.  This module will help the student get ready for a first aid class to obtain certification. The objectives of this chapter are:

The student will:

  • define a burn
  • understand causes of burns
  • explain the severity between the different burns
  • distinguish between the types of burns
  • practice how to treat a burn

Burns Medical Science 102