Figure 1-15.-Pressure points for control of bleeding.
measures must be carried out immediately. Do not wait
Classification of Burns
for the arrival of medical personnel.
burns are classified in several ways: by the extent
Radiation burns are the result of prolonged
of the burned surface, by the depth of the burn, and by
exposure to the ultraviolet radiation. First- and
second-degree burns may develop. Treatment is
the cause of the burn. The extent of the body surface
essentially the same as that for thermal burns.
burned is the most important factor in determining the