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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

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Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on flash burns.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

A flash burn occurs when you are exposed to bright ultraviolet (UV) light. It can happen in all types of UV light but is most common among welders. It is sometimes called ‘welder’s flash’ or ‘arc eye’.

Flash burns cause a painful inflammation of the cornea (the clear tissue that covers the front of the eye), which is like sunburn in the eye, and can affect both your eyes.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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