Tissue injuries caused by application of heat, chemicals, electricity, or irradiation
Extent of injury (depth of burn) is a result of intensity and duration of exposure.
1st degree inv...
History of source of burn
In children or elderly: Check for consistency between the history and the burn’s physical characteristics.
1st degree: erythema of involved tissue...
Remove the patient from the source of burn.
Extinguish and remove all burning clothing.
Room-temperature water may be poured onto burn but only in the first 15 minutes followin...
High-protein, high-calorie diet when bowel function resumes
Nasogastric tube feedings may be required in early postburn period.
T30.0 Burn of unspecified body region, unspecified degree
T30.4 Corrosion of unspecified body region, unspecified degree
949.0 Burn of unspecified site, unspecified degree
949.1 Erythema [...
1st degree: erythema of involved tissue; skin blanches with pressure. Skin may be tender.
2nd degree: Skin is red and blistered. Skin is very tender.
3rd degree: Burned skin is tough and...
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FIG. 20.1. A: Second-degree umbilical burn due to silver nitrate. B: Second-degree burn of the leg from contact with an iron. C: The buttocks of this infant show a second-degree burn as a result of being intentionally immersed in scalding water.
FIG. 20.1. A: Second-degree umbilical burn due to silver nitrate. B: Second-degree burn of the leg from contact with an iron. C: The butto...
FIG. 20.2. Second-degree sunburn.
FIG. 20.4. Deep partial-thickness burns.
FIG. 20.5. Full-thickness burns.
FIG. 20.8. This circumferential burn carries a high risk of leading to complications and disability.
FIG. 20.12. Electrical hand burn.
Burn: partial thickness, forearm
FIG. 26.3. Immersion burns. A: Hot water burn in an immersion pattern. B: Hot liquid spill burns sustained by a 6-month-old child.