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More than 3000 people attend Victorian Hospital Emergency Departments suffering burn related each year. 300 of those arrive at the Alfred Burns Unit...

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What is a Burns Unit? The Burns unit at the Royal Children’s Hospital is the designated paediatric burns unit for Victoria. More than 600 children present...

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Burns Alliance

The Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Department and the Safety Centre, together with representatives from the state’s fire services and the Alfred Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital Burns Units have...

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Accidents involving children can occur as families go about everyday activities.

  • Would you know what to do if you discovered an infant face-down in a pool of water?
  • Could you confidently assist a choking child or would you know how to adequately manage a child with burns from cups of tea or coffee, boiling water or flame burns?
  • Are you confident you would know what to do for your child when faced with a life threatening emergency?

When The Royal Children’s Hospital Safety Centre interviewed parents to discover why they had not learned first aid, several underlying themes emerged.

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