Burns are usually caused by dry heat, such as a fire, a hot
iron, or sunshine. A scald is caused by wet heat, or water.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to recognise and
know how to treat burns and scalds. They will also be
aware of the various hazards that can cause a burn or scald.
The lesson plan includes suggested timed activities to help
students understand what they should and shouldn’t do with a burn
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