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Thursday, 31 March 2022

Burns and Burn Injury Q 50

The nurse should teach the community that a minor burn injury could be caused by what common occurrence?
    A. Chimney sweeping every year
    B. Cooking with a microwave oven
    C. Use of sunscreen agents
    D. Use of space heaters

Correct Answer: D. Use of space heaters

Minor burns are common occurrences. The use of space heaters can cause a fire if clothing, bedding, and other flammable objects are near them. Make sure to always keep anything that gives off heat at least 3 feet away from flammable materials or items.

Option A: Chimneys should be swept each year to prevent creosote build-up and resultant fire. If there is a fireplace, make sure the chimney is checked and cleaned by a professional once a year. Use a metal or glass screen that is large enough to prevent escaping embers.
Option B: Burn injuries do not commonly occur from microwave cooking, but rather when taking food from it. Thermal burns are skin injuries caused by excessive heat, typically from contact with hot surfaces, hot liquids, steam, or flame. Most burns are minor and patients can be treated as outpatients or at local hospitals.
Option C: Lastly, sunscreen agents are recommended to prevent sunburn. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure and every 90 minutes after that.

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