Pediatric Burns Prevention and First Aid

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The Children's Burn Foundation's mission is to prevent the pain and trauma of burn injuries to children, and to heal and give children who have suffered severe burns the opportunity to reach their full potential, physically, psychologically, and socially. Learn more about the Children's Burn Foundation and donate to support their work by visiting

In this FREE course, the Institute for Childhood Preparedness and the Children's Burn Foundation team up - to help prevent and reduce burn injuries to children. During the course, parents and early childhood professionals will learn actionable tips on how burn injuries can be minimized and prevented.

NOTE: This training session was conducted in English, however both English and Spanish subtitles are available.

Learning Goals and Objectives:

  • Describe the different types of burns
  • Identify at least three ways that the occurrence of burns can be minimized
  • Describe the proper steps to take when rendering first aid to a burn
  • Explain the difference between a first, second and third degree burn
  • Identify some of the most common causes of burns to young children

Your Instructor

Andrew Roszak
Andrew Roszak

Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-Paramedic, serves as the executive director for the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, as Chief of Preparedness, Health and Environment for the Region II Head Start Association and as an adjunct professor in the school of community and environmental health at Old Dominion University. Since 2015, he has been working full time on emergency preparedness, response and recovery issues impacting the early childhood sector – child care and family child care programs, afterschool care, Head Start and Early Head Start. Roszak was formerly the Senior Director of Emergency Preparedness at Child Care Aware of America, Senior Public Health Advisor for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Emergency Care Coordination Center and Senior Director of Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at the National Association of County and City Health Officials, where he worked each day to help prepare communities and the healthcare sector for pandemics and disasters. Roszak began his emergency preparedness career as a firefighter, paramedic and is certified as a hazardous materials technician and in hazardous materials operations. Roszak also served as Health Policy Fellow for the United States Senate Budget and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees during the 110th and 111th Congress. Roszak is admitted to practice law in Illinois, the District of Columbia and before the US Supreme Court. Andrew is a graduate of the Early Childhood Leadership Program from Harvard University.

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