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<< Critical Care Of Severe Thermal Burn Injury (Trauma CME)

Tools And Techniques For Managing Burns

The authors advocate for classifying burns according to depth of injury, stratified by degree. (See Table 1 and Figures 2-4.) The act of dividing second-degree (partial-thickness) burns into 2 separate categories (corresponding to superficial and deep injury) denotes who is likely to benefit from early surgical debridement and skin grafting, since deep second-degree (partial-thickness) burns act, clinically, like third-degree (full-thickness) burns and involve some destruction of the blood vessels, hair follicles, and sweat glands rooted in the deep dermis.

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