Burns are horrible, painful injuries that can take years to heal, cost a fortune to treat, lead to permanent scarring and, in severe cases, alter the course of a person’s life.
It is now widely recognised that application of a suitable burn dressing, such as Burnshield, in the period leading up to the care provided by a doctor in hospital, can have a very significant effect on the outcome.
Burnshield is a burn dressing that has been used in over 50 countries around the world by ambulance services, fire departments, rescue services, the military, industry and the general public for over two decades.
Burnshield consists of a sterile piece of foam covered in water soluble gel. The product is elastic and able to stretch and flex, it is versatile and innovative and is extremely portable. It is available in a variety of sizes.
Burnshield, when applied to burn wounds – preferably as soon as possible after the burn – has the tremendous ability to absorb and dissipate heat, providing relief, minimising shock and skin damage, halting the burn process and physically protecting against further contamination.