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News Apr 19, 2018

What to do if a child gets burned

Laura Marusinec, MD Urgent Care Physician

From fire pits and stoves to hot baths and curling irons, there are many ways children can accidentally get burned at home. In fact, about 120,000 children under age 20 are seen in emergency departments for burns every year in the United States.

Child Playing in Snow
Tips Feb 14, 2014

Here are some HOT tips to avoid frostbite

Barb Riordran, BSN, RN Burn Program

Frostbite occurs when the skin and underlying tissues freeze. Even a short period of the skin being exposed to subfreezing temperatures can have long-term consequences such as extensive skin, tissue and nerve damage.

Mother and Child
Tips Feb 05, 2014

How parents can help children avoid scald burns

Barb Riordran, BSN, RN Burn Program

As a nurse in the Burn Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, I want you to know that serious scald burns can be caused by wet heat, like steam or boiling water. Sadly, I’m seeing a lot of scald burns lately, which are easy to prevent.