A safe environment in the home
Creating a safe environment where your family can grow and thrive is a top priority for parents and caregivers.
Home safety refers to the awareness and education of risks and potential dangers in and around a home which may cause bodily harm, injury, or even death to those residing there.
Hazards in the home
There are many hazards in a home – choking, falling, carbon monoxide poisoning to name a few, but one that we may be able to prevent is burns.
Burns and scalds are preventable injuries in children and adults and they typically occur in the home.
When pouring boiling water from a kettle it can cause a serious scald almost instantly. It’s important to note that burnt and scalded skin does not grow.
In America 85 – 90% of scald burns are related to cooking, drinking or serving hot liquids.
In Australia – Almost 80% of serious burns and scalds to young children occur in the home.
Hot beverage scalds
In Ireland a study was aimed to examine the role of hot beverage scalds in pediatric burn admissions in order to identify key target audiences for future safety strategies.
Using the Hospital Inpatient Enquiry System, a retrospective study of pediatric burn admissions in 2014 examined demographics, cause and severity of injury and location of occurrence.
Scalds caused 74% of burn injuries.
Follow the link to read the full study: http://imj.ie/fancy-a-cup-of-scald-the-role-of-hot-beverage-burns-in-paediatric-burns-admissions-in-ireland/
Effective hot beverage scald prevention strategies towards caregivers in the home was recommended.
Nothing is more important than keeping your family safe. Knowing what to look out for and which precautions to take makes your job as family protector a little easier, but no one can be on duty all the time. That’s where our Uccello Kettle comes in!
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