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Burns being treated better - Hospital study

Parents are more aware of what to do when their children suffer from burn wounds.

Gauteng Hospital
Red Cross Childrens Hospital,burns,burn injuries
Local

CAPE TOWN - The Red Cross Children’s Hospital on Wednesday said a survey it conducted shows that parents are now more aware of what to do when their children are burnt..

Doctor Lomon Rautenbach said there has still, however, been a ten percent increase in burn victims this year, compared to last.

He said by the time a child reaches the hospital, the parent has done enough to mitigate the severity of the burn.

“We are doing a survey on before-hospital treatment on burns. It seems more and more parents know what to do and even at the day hospitals, they apply the correct treatment.”

Rautenbach said this is encouraging.

“They give the correct medicine before the patient actually ends up in hospital; it is a good sign for us.”

(Edited by Lisa Bartlett)

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