Call the Burn Center at 316-268-5388 or call the Via Christi operator at 316-268-7000 and ask for the Burn Center.
Doctors available 24hrs
In an emergency, call for 911 and keep the person warm and calm until help arrives.
If your clothes catch fire:
Stop where you are. Running feeds oxygen to the fire and can make clothes burn faster Drop down to the ground with your arms close to your body Roll over and over, and back and forth on top of the flames to smother them
If someone else is burned:
Remove clothing, diapers, shoes and jewelry around the burned area Cool the area with cool water, not ice Cover the burn with a clean, dry cloth or sheet
General considerations for burn injuries
Serious burn injury may not be immediately obvious. See a doctor for burns on the face, hands, feet, major joints or genital area, for chemical and electrical burns, and if the burn occurs in an enclosed area, resulting in smoke inhalation.
All large burns or burns that are white, gray, leathery or painless should be considered serious.
To treat minor burns (smaller than the person's palm), cool the area for several minutes with cool, not cold, water, then wash gently with antimicrobial liquid soap and apply antimicrobial ointment. Seek medical attention if the burn does not heal in 2-3 days.