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<< An Evidence-Based Approach To Electrical Injuries In Children (Trauma CME)

Treatment

As with any ill or injured child, the initial step in the management for all types of electrical exposure is to assess and secure the airway. It is imperative to secure the airway early in the ED course if the patient has any orofacial burns, as progressive airway edema may develop.3 The child may require intubation with mechanical ventilation if severe orofacial burns are present.3

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