Published: May 24, 2022
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Clinical Alerts: Heaters and burns

Reducing heater burn risks in residential aged care services

Key points:

• Hydronic heaters can cause severe burns to aged care service residents
• Providers are advised to review hydronic heater risks and take appropriate action e.g. move beds away from heaters, install guards to prevent direct contact, monitor heat settings and conduct regular maintenance.

Serious burns incidents from the use of hydronic heaters in residential aged care services are reported to the Commission each year.

As the weather becomes cooler, providers and service staff are reminded to regularly review and check the use of this equipment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your residents throughout the winter season.

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Clinical Alerts: Heaters and burns

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