In Western Australia, burns and scalds are one of the top five injuries that occur in children under 15 years of age. On average, 500 children will present to the Princess Margaret Hospital Emergency Department for a burn or scald injury each year. Burns and scalds are a serious and painful injury often resulting in lifelong scarring, and prevention is the best cure we have.
‘Holiday Adventures with the Burnsafe Superheroes’ is an interactive book created by Wound Healing Institute Australia (WHIA) which takes children on a holiday adventure with Bella and Ben and teaches children all about burn safety, how to identify burn or scald risks and how they can avoid these.
For a burn or scald applying first aid quickly and effectively will greatly reduce the severity of the injury. For this reason it is important to teach children and parents what to do if someone does suffer a burn or scald injury, and with Bella and Ben the Burnsafe Superheroes making the information interactive hopefully we can reduce the risks of burns.
The story book also comes on an interactive CD which includes the story and interactive activities for children. This resource is great for families at home, schools, playgroups or childcare centres who would like to help teach children to be a Burnsafe superhero.
You can purchase the book or CD from the WHIA website https://www.whia.com.au/shop/publications/holiday-adventure-with-the-burnsafe-superheroes-book/