Scalding injuries occur in infants when caretakers spill hot beverages while holding them in their..

Scalding injuries occur in infants when
caretakers spill hot beverages while holding them in their lap or, toward the
end of the first year, the infant is able to pull a pan of hot liquid off the
stove. To confirm the incidence of this type of injury, researchers studied the
admission records of an urban pediatric emergency department in Ireland. Of 280
children seen for burns, 161 (57%) were scalds. Of these, 79% occurred in
children under 5 years of age, 65% were caused by hot beverages, 16% were
caused by hot water, and 16% by hot food. The areas of children most affected
were upper
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Scalding injuries occur in infants when
caretakers spill hot beverages while holding them in their lap or, toward the
end of the first year, the infant is able to pull a pan of hot liquid off the
stove. To confirm the incidence of this type of injury, researchers studied the
admission records of an urban pediatric emergency department in Ireland. Of 280
children seen for burns, 161 (57%) were scalds. Of these, 79% occurred in
children under 5 years of age, 65% were caused by hot beverages, 16% were
caused by hot water, and 16% by hot food. The areas of children most affected
were upper limbs and upper trunks. The researchers concluded that more parent
education as to the danger of scalding is needed to reduce the number of these
very painful injuries in young children (Yates, McKay, & Nicholson,
2011).Based on the study, which remark by Bryan’s mother would worry you most?

a. “I never drive without a cup of coffee in
my cup holder.

b. “I’m going to switch to drinking tea to
reduce my caffeine intake.

c. “I drank coffee during Bryan’s pregnancy;
it’s why he’s so high strung.

d. “I’m a coffee addict; I always have a
fresh cup in my hand. ”Look in Appendix A for the best answer and rationale.

 

 

 

 

 

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