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[at-l] The Burn and FSN/Cotton/Rules
- Subject: [at-l] The Burn and FSN/Cotton/Rules
- From: email@example.com (W F Thorneloe)
- Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 09:09:37 -0400
- In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1) Don't run. Drop and roll or otherwise smother the flame. Tackle another
hiker who you seeing burning and running.
2) remove every scrap of scorched flesh. Clean it until it bleeds or is
down to pink and unburned tissue. If it does not hurt, call for medical
evacuation. If it hurts, you might be in luck. Clean and pat dry.
3) Cover the burn with Silvadene to look like a well frosted cake. Cover
that in gauze to keep the Silvadene on and to reduce touching and pain.
Plan on totally removing the Silvadene and continued cleaning - scrubbing
with a wash cloth - every 12 hours, replacing the Silvadene.
4) If the burn is too large for a 20 gm tube of Silvadene, plan on a trip
interruption to the local ER.
5) Drink lots of fluids.
6) Take pain meds, expect opiates to be necessary.
7) No matter what you do, this will take much longer to heal than you can
imagine. If you ignore it, it will treat you like an angry wife and never
give you a moment's rest - and possibly kill you.
Was that enuff?
At 08:16 AM 6/13/2001 -0400, Snodrog5@aol.com wrote:
>Glad you're getting healed!
>In your opinion, what should backpackers do/have/know in case of burns?