How to Treat a Burn from Boiling Water


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Key considerations in treating a burn include _____.

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1. Which of the following types of burns can often be safely treated at home if the victim is otherwise healthy?

2. Which is the best type of bandage for a burn?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet lets you test your understanding of basic burn care. See if you know the steps to take when dealing with minor to more serious burns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you know about:

  • The first step to take when treating a burn
  • Burns that can usually be treated at home
  • The best bandage to use for a burn

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as the primary goals when treating a burn
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about healed burns and direct sunlight exposure in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how long you should run a burn under cold water and what type of bandage you should use to cover it

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled How to Treat a Burn From Boiling Water for a better understanding of the methods used for this medical condition. This lesson will cover:

  • The importance of removing clothing or jewelry around a burn
  • Why you shouldn't put substances like butter or oil on the skin
  • The best way to care for blisters from a burn