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Friday, September 30, 2016

Burn Resuscitation

emDocs - september 28, 2016 - Authors: Billington M and Arnoldo B 
Edited by: Simon E & Koyfman A
"Summary
In treating a burn patient:

  1. Follow ATLS guidelines in the initial evaluation and resuscitation of the burn patient, with special attention to unique airway considerations.
  2. Evaluate the patient for signs of toxic exposures, particularly carbon monoxide and cyanide.
  3. The burn patient requires comprehensive care. Follow ABA guidelines when considering transfer."