Prevention of hot water scalds in the elderly cheree walker occupational therapy 2012 prevalence graph and statistics supplied by nsw sbis with thanks burn scalds 65yrs in bathroom treated in nsw adult burn units 0 2 4 6 8 10 un 05 05un 06 06un 07 07un 08 08un 09 09 0 10 full thickness burns o scald burns are life threatening and result in lengthy hospital stays o infection and . 4 burn safety and prevention for older adults preventing burns there are many simple steps that you can take to prevent burn injuries scald burns. Injury prevention preventing burns and scalds poor vision or hearing fragile skin slow reflexes and impaired mobility can put elderly people at higher risk for burn and scald injuries. Most scald burn injuries happen in the home preventing a scald injury from hot food and drink march 2013 child accident prevention foundation of australia baby bottles microwave ovens used for heating babies or young childrens milk or food can cause scalds to the mouth safe practices the best and safest way to warm bottles is by standing the bottle in warm water specially designed . This booklet outlines a comprehensive fire and burn injury prevention program which includes an instructors manual a videotape and a test the video provides additional information and examples of injury prevention techniques and the test measures the amount of knowledge acquired
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