Nine Tips for Keeping Safe in the Kitchen and Home During the Holidays

The Holiday Season is one of the busiest for the Burn Unit at The University of Kansas Hospital

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Dr. Richard Korentager is a plastic surgeon who treats patients in the Burn Unit at The University of Kansas Hospital. He says the holidays are among the busiest because of all the extra activity in the kitchen and throughout the home. He has nine tips for keeping safe in the kitchen and home during the holidays.

1) Be aware of the extra risks during the holidays

2) The dangers of devices, such as blenders and knives

3) The dangers of electrical cords

4) How to avoid burns

5) Kids and pets, how to avoid distractions

6) What the cook should wear

7) #1 piece of advice: plan ahead

8) Holiday light safety

9) Fireplace safety