Clinical Case Database / Category: Clinical Care
Managing accidental childhood burns
Sophie Bertaud, Ashis Banerjee
Foundation Years Journal, volume 7, issue 2, p.11 (123Doc Education, London, February 2013)
We present a case based discussion of a fire year old boy who attended the Accident and Emergency department with 18% surface area of burns following a household accident. It highlights the key elements of assessment in paediatric resuscitation and the principles of management of burns in children. We look at the criteria for referral to a tertiary centre and the safeguarding issues that can arise from cases of paediatric injury.
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F2 Trainee, Emergency Medicine
Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield
Ashis Banerjee (Corresponding author)
Consultant/Lead Clinician, Emergency Medicine
Chase Farm Hospital,
Enfild EN2 8JL
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