Dr. Tom Colletti
In the United States, a fire happens every 24 seconds. Complications of a thermal injury can be a lifelong problem for those who suffer a burn. Knowing how a thermal injury affects the integument can decrease the complications. Treating a burn injury greatly depends on knowing how a thermal injury should be managed during the acute phase. Classification of the Percent and Depth of a burn is crucial for these types of injuries. Ability to differentiate between a major or a minor burn is essential. Communicating with a burn expert for consult has become easier with Telemedicine. The American Burn Association has published criteria for management and referral to a burn center. Knowing what to do prior to EMS arrival is also vital.
Percent of injury, depth or degree of burn injury, complications of burns, referral of burns
"MANAGEMENT OF AMBULATORY BURNS,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 3
, Article 24.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol3/iss3/24
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