Life-saving charity Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS) has made a video to share the story of Family Oops and Burns First Aid as part of Child Safety Week 2021.


Written by Nurse Specialist, Kristina Stiles, and published by the Children’s Burns Trust, the book follows the Family Oops who at the beginning are “quite careless with hot things when there was no excuse” but who come to learn about minimising risks at home and also the key first aid steps to take in the event of a child or family member suffering a burn.


Kristina, who is a Burns and Plastic Surgery Clinical Nurse Specialist currently working at King’s College Hospital, invited Team KSS to make this recording knowing the critical role of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in rapidly responding to patients suffering the most severe burns. Last year alone, KSS attended more than 30 incidents involving patients suffering from serious, life-threatening burns.


“Rapidly getting pre-hospital emergency care to these patients is critical, before transporting them to a Major Trauma Centre or regional specialist burns centre to continue their care.”


The video, which features KSS Paramedic Ben Macauley reading the story, will be shared on KSS’s social media channels on Tuesday 8th June as part of Child Safety Week (7th – 13th June), an annual campaign organised by the Child Accident Prevention Trust to raise awareness of the risks of child accidents and how they can be prevented.


The Trust is working in partnership with the Children’s Burns Trust to raise awareness of the number of children who are seriously burned and scalded each year, and to provide information on home safety and key first aid to administer following a burn.


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