The first full week of February is National Burn Awareness Week. In support of the initiative Thomas J. Henry will be running an awareness campaign featuring blogs on types of burn injuries, treatment, and prevention.
What is National Burn Awareness Week?
National Burn Awareness week occurs from February 5th until February 11th and the significance of this week is to raise awareness about how critical it is to understand the risk of burns.
It is extremely important for parents to be aware for the sake of young children, and adults are definitely not excluded, each demographic can benefit from the information.
Over the course of the week, our blog will include entries meant to raise awareness and help prevent life-altering burn injuries.
General Burn Injury Statistics
According to the American Burn Association, about 450,000 patients have received hospital treatment for burns per year; this excludes burn injuries treated in clinics, private medical offices, or community health centers.