Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Urgent Care Notes: Determining Whether a Camping Burn is an Emergency

Despite the county’s strict burn ban implementation, the camp fire tradition is still freely practiced without necessarily securing a permit, provided the fire meets the 3ft x 3ft x 2ft size limit. Nevertheless, care must always be observed as neglect could harm campers and start huge open fires as well, especially during dry seasons like summer. Among the common consequences of campfire handling mishaps are burns, whose degree and medical attention needed may vary. First aid kits are a must in every camping trip; a camper ought to know that. Identifying the degree of burn, though, will help you determine whether a situation can be dealt with on your own for the mean time, and can be checked in an urgent care clinic when you get back to urban Everett, or if it’s an emergency and it’s time to pack up.