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Burn Awareness Week: About UW Hospital's Burn Center Posted 02/08/2019Overture Center turns its lights red for Burn Awareness Week Patients seen by MFD paramedics and EMTs for significant burns are most likely to be transported to the University of Wisconsin Hospital, where they can receive customized treatment at the hospital’s Burn Center. Read more »
Burn Awareness Week: Identifying and Treating Burns Posted 02/07/2019Burns are primarily divided into three categories: First-degree or superficial burns, second-degree, or partial thickness burns, and third-degree or full thickness burns. Proper treatment is critical. The severity of the burn is dependent on many factors including location, percentage of skin involved, depth of the burn, and the age of the burn victim. Read more »
Burn Awareness Week: Sunburn and Frostbite Posted 02/06/2019Sunburns Sunburns are a common complication of sun exposure without proper protection from the ultraviolet (UV) rays. It is estimated that 34% of all adults have suffered a sunburn in the last year. The majority of these sunburns occur in adolescents and young adults. Read more »
Burn Awareness Week: Home Oxygen Safety Posted 02/05/2019Fires involving home oxygen can turn deadly fast, and Madison is not immune from these types of fires. In 2017, MFD responded to two fires caused by home oxygen tubing coming in contact with open flame. Just last year, MFD responded to a fire where home oxygen was a contributing factor, and the occupant did not survive his injuries. Read more »
Burn Awareness Week: Preventing Cooking-Related Scalds and Burns Posted 02/04/2019Burn Awareness Week takes place each year during the first week of February. It’s a great opportunity to remind ourselves about the common causes of burns and scalds and how to prevent them. Based on the number of cooking-related fires we see in Madison, it may come as no surprise that the #1 cause of burn-related injury locally is cooking. Read more »