Preventing Burns and Scalds

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Every day 21 people are admitted to hospital following a serious burn or scald. The very young and the very old are most at risk from burns and scalds in the home. The treatment of burns and scalds is often very long and painful, sometimes involving repeated skin grafts in the case of children. Burn and scald injuries can result in disfiguring scars. Many of these injuries are preventable.

This one day course is accredited by City & Guilds and there is an optional assessment available for those delegates seeking accreditation from a nationally recognised awarding body.

An optional one hour City & Guilds exam at the end of the course is available.

Who should attend:

The course is designed for all those working to reduce injuries in the home and particularly those working with children and older people. Professional and voluntary practitioners have a vital role to play in accident prevention.

What will they learn:

Falls, burns, scalds, poisoning and fire are the biggest cause of serious and fatal injuries in the home. This course will show effective measures, both behavioural and environmental, to reduce the risk of injury from these accidents.

Course content includes:

  • Identifying which children are most at risk and why
  • Child development in relation to accidents
  • Accident prevention in the home
  • Risk assessment in the home

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

Aims & Objectives

To develop delegates' skills in promoting safer home environments, within their client groups by developing skills and knowledge in:

  • The importance and need for Home Safety
  • Recognising who is most at risk from burns and scalds in the home and why
  • The causes, consequences and related costs of home accidents
  • Accident prevention measures and methods of assessing, prioritising and controlling risk in relation to burns and scalds accidents
  • Effective interventions and how to evaluate them

Who is the course intended for?
The role of voluntary and professional practitioners in promoting accident prevention is vital if there is to be a long-term reduction in attendance at A&E departments and GP surgeries.

Home accidents can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering and to long stays in hospital. This course is designed to provide an overview of the accident problem and an insight into injury prevention in critical areas.

The course is intended for:

  • Accident Prevention Officers
  • Community Care Providers
  • Carers
  • Child minders
  • Voluntary Care Providers
  • Environmental Health Officers
  • Fire Prevention Officers
  • Health Promotion Officers
  • Community Workers/Services
  • Health Visitors
  • Social Workers
  • Trading Standards Officers
  • SureStart Officers
  • Nursery Staff

Prior knowledge
Prior knowledge of Home Accident Prevention is not essential.

Pre-course preparation
None required

Course Content

  • Home safety in context
  • Causes of home accidents behavioural, environmental, physical
  • Cost of home accidents – psychological, financial
  • Burns and scalds – Types of accidents and injuries
  • Who is at risk and why
  • Risk assessment
  • Effective accident prevention and interventions
  • Evaluation of practice

Qualification and Certification
All delegates will receive a RoSPA certificate of training on completion of the one day course. This course qualifies for CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points, if applicable.

Location Duration Price Member's Price Dates
Birmingham 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates
Edinburgh 1 Day £99 £84 Call for dates
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All prices are subject to VAT.

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