Scalds: Hot liquids, grease, or steam
Contact: Hot or cold surfaces
Thermal: Fire or fla...
Most burns will have external signs of trauma to the skin
Facial burns, pharyngeal injection
Singed nasal hair/eyelashes
Change in respirat...
Stop the burning process, remove smoldering/contaminated clothes/jewelry
Keep patient warm, cool affected areas
Establish patent airway, frequent reassessment, start 100% oxygen
Injuries requiring admission
Partial-thickness burns of noncritical areas (excludes eyes, ears, face, hands, feet, or perineum) involving 10–20% of BSA in adults ...
Early IV fluid rehydration is essential
Intubate early for signs of respiratory distress; must recognize potential for airway involvement
Early pain control in all burns
Monitor for h...
Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons. Guidelines for the operation of burn units. Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient; 2006:79–86.
Pham TN, Cancio ...
949.0 Burn of unspecified site, unspecified degree
949.1 Erythema [first degree], unspecified site
949.2 Blisters, epidermal loss [second degree], unspecified site
949.3 Full-thickness skin los...
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