/ Electrical burns
of your own safety
the victim until he or she is far enough from the source
the electric power
Or use the emergency app “Záchranka”
Breathing? If not
Tilt the head by lifting the chin
Not breathing normally?
Give five rescue breaths in
Showing no signs of life?
Only face, neck, hand and genitals should be cooled
With running cold tap water or wet clean cloth, for instance handkerchief, sheet or towel
As soon as possible after the injury
At least 20 minutes
Using ice for cooling – risk of deepening the burn
Cooling a child by putting him or her in cold water may lead to a high risk of hypothermia.
Cooling with water from natural sources (lake, river) can cause infections
Quickly remove all jewellery (rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc.) which could cause strangulation of parts of the body with the progression of the swelling
Cover scalded area with clean wet cloth, i.e. handkerchief, sheet or towel
Covering the affected areas with non-standards materials (yolk, fat, ointments, toothpaste, etc.)
Using compress bandages
The non-for-profit association “Bolíto” (standing for “It hurts”) provides assistance to child burn victims, mainly in terms of psychosocial support. It was founded in 2003 by Lenka Šetelíková, head nurse, and Robert Zajíček, chief physician, from the Burn Clinic at Vinohrady University Hospital in Prague. Five years ago, the photographer Jarmila Štuková joined the team; she is mainly involved in creating prevention and awareness-raising campaigns