First aid advice for acid attack victims
The NHS has today provided new first aid advice to help victims of acid attacks get the right help, fast.
Unfortunately this type of crime is increasing – and whilst the overall number of people affected is still relatively low, NHS England, in partnership with the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) have come up with three simple steps if you should witness or are the victim of an attack.
- Report the attack: dial 999.
- Remove contaminated clothing carefully.
- Rinse skin immediately in running water.
You can also go to NHS Choices – www.nhs.uk/acidburns for more information.