Protect yourself and your loved ones. Ohio State's burn experts share tips.
Ohio State is home to the burn experts. As the only adult burn center in central Ohio verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons, we are equipped to treat all types of burns, from minor to severe.
Tips for Preventing Burns
Follow these tips to decrease your risk of getting burned
DON'T SMOKE while you are using oxygen
USE OVEN MITTS when taking items out of the oven
DON'T MICROWAVE non-food items
DON'T LEAVE CANDLES UNATTENDED
NEVER PUT WATER ON A GREASE FIRE to extinguish a grease fire, put a lid on it and turn off the heat source
DON'T ALLOW PETS near candles
CHECK SMOKE DETECTORS monthly and replace batteries at least once a year
HOT WATER TANKS should be set at 120 degrees or less
DON'T PUT GASOLINE on a fire
Tips for Treating Burns
In the event someone gets burned, follow these tips
STOP THE BURNING PROCESS Cool the burn by running cool (not cold) water over the burn for at least five minutes
DO NOT USE ICE as this may cause the burn to deepen
REMOVE ALL JEWELRY, watches and rings around the burned area
APPLY A CLEAN, DRY DRESSING or cloth to the burned area. Cover the victim to keep them warm
DO NOT USE ointments, sprays, first aid cream or butter
When to Seek Treatment at a Burn Center
No Burn Too Small
Larry Jones, MD, Director of Ohio State’s Comprehensive Burn Center, explains how burns of any size or severity should be checked out.
Ohio State’s Comprehensive Burn Center is the only adult burn center in central Ohio. Larry Jones, MD, and J. Kevin Bailey, MD, FACS, discuss the services offered at Ohio State and why you should choose Ohio State for burn treatment.