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Chapter 16 - Burns Management

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 November 2019

Adam C. Adler
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Arvind Chandrakantan
Affiliation:
Texas Children's Hospital
Ronald S. Litman
Affiliation:
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Summary

This chapter, reviews burns management in children.The authors discuss the various types of burns in children and the impact on management. The authors review burn classification, penetration and assessment of body surface area affected as it relates to children. Discussion of the anesthetic considerations related to patients with severe burns is presented including, carbon monoxide and cyanide toxicities, fluid and temperature management, airway considerations and analgesic options

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2019

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Battle, CE, Evans, V, James, K, et al. Epidemiology of burns and scalds in children presenting to the emergency department of a regional burns unit: a 7-year retrospective study. Burns Trauma. 2016;4:19. PMID: 27574688.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Fuzaylov, G, Fidkowski, CW. Anesthetic considerations for major burn injury in pediatric patients. Paediatr Anaesth. 2009;19(3):202–11. PMID: 19187044.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Hoffman, HG, Chambers, GT, Meyer, WJ III, Arceneaux, LL, Russell, WJ, Seibel, EJ, et al. Virtual reality as an adjunctive non-pharmacologic analgesic for acute burn pain during medical procedures. Ann Behav Med. 2011;41(2):183–91. PMID: 21264690.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed

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