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Pediatric Burns

  • Sadiqa A. I. KendiEmail author
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Abstract

Identification and classification of a burn in a pediatric patient has significant implications for care and possible transfer to a burn center. This chapter discusses characteristics of different burn classifications as well the evidence-based management required to decrease the risk of disability. A must-know list of indications for admission versus transfer to a burn center are included.

Keywords

Burn classification Body surface area Debridement Parkland formula Inhalation injury Electrical burn Chemical burn Burn center 

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric Emergency MedicineChildren’s National Health SystemWashington, DCUSA

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