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

LEAVE FIREWORKS
to the experts

DON'T SMOKE
while you're 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 it, 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

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SUPERVISE CHILDREN
around hot objects at all times

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TURN HEATING PADS AND BLANKETS OFF
before falling asleep

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

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SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
if there is a persistent fever not relieved by medication or redness that may extend beyond the border of the burn

If pain persists, or the burn appears to be getting worse, seek medical treatment or call Ohio State's Burn Center at 614-293-BURN (2876).

When to Seek Treatment at a Burn Center

No Burn Too Small

Larry Jones, MD, Director of the Ohio State Comprehensive Burn Center, explains how burns of any size or severity should be checked out.

Why Seek Treatment at Ohio State

The Ohio State 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.

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