Background: Burn injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children. In India, the figure constitutes about one-fourth of the total burn accidents. The management of paediatrics burns can be a major challenge for the treating unit. Objectives: To assess the knowledge of parents regarding prevention and first aid for burns. To correlate knowledge level with demographic profile. Material and method: Tool-Structured knowledge questionnaire. Design- Non experimental Descriptive study. Sample size-60. Sample- parents of under five children. Setting of the Study- Selected rural areas of Wardha district. Sampling technique- Non probability convenience sampling. Results: The study shows that 8(13.33%) had poor level of knowledge, 36 (60%) had average level of knowledge, 16(26.66%) had good level of knowledge and 0% of parents had excellent level of knowledge. The minimum score was 3 and the maximum score was 15. Conclusion: The study findings revealed that the majority of the parents have average knowledge regarding prevention and first aid for burns. And nurses have to play important role to motivate the parents to improve their knowledge regarding prevention and first aid for burn. Nurses have to educate parents through health education programmes and handouts etc.
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Kamini P. Sao. Knowledge regarding prevention and First Aid for burns among parents of under five children. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2017; 5(3): 269-271. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2017.00055.2