Burns are a common injury, especially in the household, that needs to be treated quickly and correctly in order to limit damage to the skin. Most people can recover from burns without any lasting consequences, depending on the cause and degree of injury. Burns that are more severe require immediate emergency medical attention to prevent complications.
So whether you’re treating a quick burn from a household appliance or one of higher severity, it’s important to make sure you have the correct first aid supplies to hand for fast treatment. We stock full burns first aid kits for various types and severities, from the Blue Dot Viola burns kits, perfect for home and the workplace, to ambulance burns kits, ideal for the different work environments of first-aid responders.
Each of our kits come with all that’s needed to treat burns quickly and effectively, and each product can be stocked up separately. We supply a range of dressings, wraps and gels that offer emergency treatment to burns and scalds, in various sizes and high-quality, trusted brands such as Blue Dot, BurnKool, Water-Jel. We also stock a number of burn wraps and heat shields that not only offer one of the quickest and effective emergency first aid treatments for burns but can also be used to extinguish flames on a person.
Here’s a checklist of the essential first aid kit items you should be aware of in the event of a burn injury, depending on the type.
H-F Antidote Gel for hydrofluoric acid burns
A hydrofluoric acid burn is a chemical burn from hydrofluoric acid that can cause pain, swelling, redness and a breakdown of the skin. This type of burn is usually aggressive and can inflict immediate skin tissue damage which will need emergency first aid treatment.
H-F Antidote Gel (Hydrofluoric Acid / Calcium Gluconate) is used in the treatment of skin burns caused by Hydrofluoric Acid. It prevents the extraction of calcium from the wound reducing burn damage to bone and deep tissue. This vital first aid kit item for hydrofluoric burns is easy and painless to apply and made to heal and relieve pain as fast as possible.
Burn gel for minor burns
Burn gel provides swift emergency first aid treatment to burn victims with minor burns. Once applied it works to ease pain and discomfort while safeguarding the wound from infection. This clever burn gel cools burns in the same way as water, although stays on the burn and does not evaporate due to its thickness. Burn gel paired with a burn dressing makes the ideal combination for ultimate protection of an injured area from further damage and contamination.
Water Jel burn dressing for facial burns
Facial burns, however they occur, can be uncomfortable and cause swelling. It is very important that the face stays clean and moisturised to prevent drying and cracking which will make it more uncomfortable.
As you’ll imagine, dressing a facial burn is different to dressing that of another body part as the patient will need to be able to see and breathe without obstruction. That’s why the Water-Jel Face Mask is an ideal 30.5 x 40.5cm in size to fit an average face, with flaps to mould around the eyes, nose and ‘H’ cut mouth, comfortably allowing for access to nasal passage to mouth and eyes. These specific dimensions can also ensure the coverage and management of thermal damage to the ears, most specifically the heat-sensitive cartilage.
This Water-Jel Face Mask not only stops the burning process with its quick cooling but it prevents airborne contamination, and with a 5-year shelf life, you can’t go wrong.
Burn Stop dressing to stop the burning process
The burning process is fast and needs to be stopped in its tracks before causing further damage to the skin’s cells. It’s known that the first action after a burn is to cool it down with water as quickly and as long as you can. Our Water-Jel burn stop dressings do just this but with water-based/water-soluble, bacteriostatic and biodegradable gel and are non-adherent to burn injuries.
Water-Jel burn stop dressings are designed to stop the burning process by cooling the skin while relieving pain and protecting against airborne contamination. These sterile dressings come in three convenient sizes and are composed of a medical-grade, non-woven polyester carrier. Whatever the type of burn, wrapping it in a Water-Jel burn stop dressing can help minimise the severity and relieve pain.
Burn blankets for a full-body burn
In the event of a fire where a person has been exposed to a large amount of heat around their body, a Gel-soaked burn blanket is an ideal item to have for fast overall relief to the body. We stock a range of burn blankets that cool burn injuries, ease pain and help protect the area from airborne contamination. These blankets offer a quick and direct solution to conducting emergency first aid, as well as an effective way to extinguish flames on a victim.At First Aid Warehouse you’ll find all the items you need to complete your first aid kit in the event of a burn injury. We can also offer discounts for bulk and repeat orders. Contact us for further details.