(Closed) Attention To All Bees That Are Nurses

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mandy102: What kind of chemical was it? Dry or liquid?  What does burn look like(blisters,etc)?  Where is the burn?

 

 

And who told you to put ointment on it?  Usually that is discouraged with burns.  I would wash it, let it air dry and rebandage it…..no ointment. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mandy102:  Also, was this reported to your boss? It def should be reported and documented…just in case burn gets infected or something and you need further medical treatment. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am an ICU RN, but don’t see many chemical burns in my specialty. Treatment really depends on how severe/the degree of the burn.   Who gave you that advice? Was it a licensed medical professional? I can tell you that most licensed professionals are going to be reluctant to give medical or nursing advice on a public forum/blog because of liability. The only thing I can tell you is don’t put butter or hydrogen peroxide on there. Good luck!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Jamieg:  The only thing I can tell you is don’t put butter or hydrogen peroxide on there.

 

 

 

Scary how many people still think butter is the go to burn solution, lol. 

 

 

To the OP…she is right, I’m giving you very basic suggestions so please don’t consider it true medical advice…those are basic first aid that you can google on your own.  When in doubt…see  a medical professional.  Again, if it happened at work, they should pay for you to seek treatment. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@mandy102:  No problem.  Hopefully there are no issues and burn heals up.  And it will burn a lot right after just cause it is top layer of skin…nerve endings are right there.  Taking the ibuprofen on a regular basis will help with that. 

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