Resources Tagged With 'For Parents'
Dangers Associated With a Forgotten Appliance: Water Heaters - PART I

Water heaters can be, and historically have been, involved in dangerous and devastating accidents leading to serious burn injuries and death.

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Developmental Considerations

Children have varying capacities, both emotionally and intellectually, to comprehend, understand, and integrate the concepts of loss in general as well as with death and its physical finality. The following are meant to be used as a guideline and need to take into consideration the individual nature and also individual life experience of the child.

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Don’t Forget the Siblings

When a child suffers a burn injury, the world stops existing as it did. Parents must put their “everyday lives” on hold and attend to much more important events. All of the parental attention must shift and focus on the injured child, their care, rehabilitation, comfort, and development.

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El empleo después de una lesión por quemadura

Employment After Burn Injury: El regreso al trabajo después de una quemadura puede ser una importante fase de la recuperación que le ayudará a retomar la rutina. El trabajo no sólo aporta ingresos y otros beneficios como el seguro de salud, sino que también puede darle un sentido a la vida y confianza, lo que es esencial para mantener una mejor calidad de vida.

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Employment after Burn Injury

Returning to work after a burn injury can be an important phase of recovery that helps you return to a routine. Work not only provides you with an income and other benets such as health insurance, but can also give you a sense of purpose and confidence that is critical in maintaining a higher quality of life. Returning to work is often accompanied by a confusing range of emotions, such as feeling both excitement and anxiety.

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Enjoy the Sun…With Care

Sun alleviates light deprivation syndromes, promotes Vitamin D metabolism and healthy bones. However, problems associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation include not only sunburn, but also cataracts, skin cancer, dehydration, and, in extreme conditions, heat stroke.

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Facing Motherhood: Female Burn Survivors Tell Their Stories

Burn Survivors tell their stories of motherhood, ranging from difficulty conceiving, worries about how their injuries would affect pregnancy, and concerns about how their children would respond to their scars.

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Family Burn Camp: YMCA Camp duNord Style

In this remote Minnesota north woods setting the cares and demands of everyday life are set aside for one week of uninterrupted family time. For families with a child who has been burned it also provides an opportunity to come together with other families who share this experience.

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Family Finds Support in UBelong Program at World Burn Congress

16-year-old Domenic Vinacco learned tools and tips through the Phoenix Society's UBelong Program, which helped him and his family find resources and support.

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Fireworks: Not Worth the Risk

Cruising along I-40 wearing a seatbelt and surrounded by airbags set to pop in an instant, I pass “Crazy Bob’s Fireworks Bazaar!” (not my exclamation point). I will drive miles out of the way to avoid the discussion/argument with my kids about why we are not going to go there even though everyone else is.

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Grief, Loss, and Healing After Burn Trauma: Helping Children

This article discusses the process of grief, it's intensity, the length of time it takes to grieve and how to help children move through it. The statements “Children are resilient” and “It is good they won’t remember this time” are both urban legends that probably developed to help adults feel better.

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Guilt…One Way That We Cope

Dealing with Guilt? Of all the emotions that families endure in a crisis, guilt seems to be one of the hardest to resolve. The guilt that one can experience is often a result of burdensome thoughts we place on ourselves. It is what I call the “coulda, shoulda, woulda” effect. It is the magical thinking that helps return to us some control of a situation that is out of our control. Read this article to learn how you can deal with guilt in a healthy way.

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Helping Children Understand and Cope with the Experience of Hospitalization

Even the most routine hospitalization can be a traumatic and terrifying experience for a child. Add the factors of a burn injury to the equation and chances are a child will be fearful of the initial hospital experience. A strange place full of unfamiliar people and big scary things can foster a child’s imagination. Most of the people wear funny clothes and do things that hurt. How do we expect a child to react to these stressors placed upon them?

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Helping the Traumatized Child to Reclaim Life

It is a well-established fact that burns and the painful and intrusive procedures required to heal them are traumatic for children as well as adults. Traumatic experiences as such as severe burns have a profound effect on the developing child and can overwhelm their coping abilities.

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Home Fire Sprinkler Systems: Separating Fact from Fiction

The fire problem in the U.S. is overwhelmingly a home fire problem. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), homes account for about 80% of all fire deaths in a typical year and more than 95% of all deaths in structure fires in a typical year.

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