Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 20: Safety and Emergencies

Student Web Activities - Lesson 5 - Treating Burns

Treating Burns


Burns are a common kind of injury. As with all injuries, it is important to know what kind of first aid may be required if you ever have to treat someone with a burn. On the Web site below, you will learn about the various kinds of burns and how to help someone with one.

Link to explore : Mayo Clinic:



  • Start at the Mayo Clinic First Aid Index Web site.
  • Click on and read the "Burns," "Electrical burns," and "Sunburn" links.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, create your own First Aid Guide to Burns.

What is the first step in determining how serious a burn is?
What are the three classifications of burns?
What are the four things you should do to help a person with a first or second degree burn?
Why can electrical burns be so serious?
When should you see a doctor when you have sunburn?
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