First Aid in Acid Attack – level 2

18-06-2019 15:00

Acid attacks are on the rise in the UK. This could be because people can easily buy an acid unlike a large knife or a gun. It is legal to keep acid and penalties for an acid attack can be lighter, as well.

Acid burns are extremely painful and leave the victim scarred for life. One video on the Internet shows what to do if you witness an acid attack. It is very important to act quickly to water down the acid. Get as much as 60 litres of water. Avoid dirty water, which can spread infection.

Remove all jewellery and clothing that had contact with the acid and keep washing the victim for up to 45 minutes until the burning sensation stops. Do not apply any kind of cream to the affected area and get the victim to a hospital burns unit.

Difficult words: penalty (a punishment for doing something illegal), victim (a person who is attacked), witness (a person who sees a crime).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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