ED Approach to a major paediatric burn
Management (consultant led care)
The suggested minimum threshold for referral into specialised burn care services can be summarised as:
If burn wound changes in appearance / signs of infection or there are concerns regarding healing then discuss with a specialised burn service.
If there is any suspicion of Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) then refer early.
Click here for full guideline: http://www.britishburnassociation.org/
Clare Bosanko, Jan 2017
Link to previous learning blog: http://derriforded.weebly.com/derrifoam-blog/gems-wdwlt
Stop the burning process: remove clothing, don’t remove if adherent
Cool with running water, for 20 minutes
Temporary dressing: cling film
How are hospitals that look after burned patients organised?
Facility > unit > centre (National Burn Care Referral Guidance)
In the South West:
Derriford is a burns facility.
Bristol Southmead is a burns unit for adults
Morriston, Swansea is a burns centre for adults
Bristol Children’s Hospital is burns centre for children
C Bosanko; Jan 2017
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