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

Summary

The collective efforts of emergency physicians, intensivists, and burn surgeons have significantly decreased morbidity and mortality in burn-injured patients over recent decades. After applying ATLS® principles to the acutely burned patient, emergency physicians should rapidly and accurately assess the extent of the burn with an appropriate tool, such as the Lund and Browder diagram. This permits the emergency physician to derive and initiate an initial fluid prescription in anticipation of the development of burn shock.

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