Safety

When it comes to safety, the best protection is knowledge. Learn what you need to know to keep your whole family safe.

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Video: Burn Awareness – Chemical Burns

Many household substances contain chemicals that could cause severe burns.┬áMake sure to label supplies that could cause chemical burns. Remember: always keep cleaning supplies out of reach of children! Watch the video below featuring Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of UPMC Mercy Burn Center, for more helpful hints in preventing burns… Read more »

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Video: Burn Awareness – Electrical Burns

Watch this short video as Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of the UPMC Mercy Burn Center, discusses common electrical burns. Specifically, Dr. Ziembicki outlines the complications of young children and infants biting on electrical cords as well as risks associated with low voltage and alternating current injuries.

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Video: Burn Awareness – Firework Burns

Despite their popularity, no firework is safe. To prevent injuries from fireworks, leave firework productions to professionals. Watch the video below as Jenny Ziembicki, MD, director of UPMC Mercy Burn Center, discusses how fireworks, including sparklers, can create serious injuries. Common Firework Injuries Blast-type injuries to face or eyes Amputation… Read more »

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Burn Awareness: Flame Burns

Although still common, flame burns can be prevented by installing smoke detectors on each level of your house. Remember: Check those batteries every month! Watch this video for more helpful hints in preventing burns from fire or flames.

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