Outpatient and emergency department management of thermal injuries

Bruce Robb, Richard J. Kagan

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Abstract

Most burn injuries are superficial, involve relatively small areas of the body surface area, and can be managed on an outpatient basis. Patients with more serious injuries and/or significant comorbid conditions must be identified so that they may be referred to specialized burn treatment centers in a timely manner. Early referral to these centers of excellence results in more comprehensive assessment and treatment, improved outcomes, and more cost-effective care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalProblems in General Surgery
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Hospital Emergency Service
Outpatients
Hot Temperature
Burn Units
Body Surface Area
Wounds and Injuries
Referral and Consultation
Costs and Cost Analysis
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery

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Outpatient and emergency department management of thermal injuries. / Robb, Bruce; Kagan, Richard J.

In: Problems in General Surgery, Vol. 20, No. 1, 03.2003, p. 7-15.

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