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Table 3 Burn first aid practices summarized literature

From: Current knowledge of burn injury first aid practices and applied traditional remedies: a nationwide survey

Author Location Burn first aid practices
Harvey et al. [25] Sydney, Australia 82 % of respondents applied water to cool burn wounds
9.4 % applied the water for an optimal 20 min
Taira et al. [32] New York, USA 73 % of respondents cooled burn wounds
39.9 % tap water was used
25.2 % ice was used
Wound wrapping and dressing was applied by 22.2 %
Cuttle et al. [24] Australia 80.2 % of respondents applied cold water to cool burn wounds
12.1 % applied the water for an optimal 20 min or more
Karaoz B [27] Milas, Turkey 39.6 % of respondents applied cold water to cool burn wounds
Scheven D. et al. [33] KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 26 % of respondents applied cold water to cool burn wounds