Acute Management of Burn and Scald Injuries in Adults

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A burn is an injury wherein the skin tissue or eye is partially or completely damaged by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, gas, friction, bitumen or radiation. A scald is a burn injury caused by a wet agent such as hot water or steam Burns and scalds can vary from minor to potentially fatal.

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Between 2013 and 2014, 5,430 Australians were admitted to hospital for burn injuries, with 16% of these cases being considered a high threat to life. Being able to appropriately manage burns and scalds is essential for all healthcare professionals, particularly those involved in emergency and prehospital care, and those working with older adults.


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27 Mar 2021
Short article but specific to point and practical.
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04 Apr 2021
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Kathryn Green
26 Mar 2021
Very informative
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Ruby Takayashiki
28 May 2022
Great read thank you
Joelle Sheppard
26 Mar 2021
Very intersting
Julie Quinn
23 Mar 2021
The information was very informative & relevant. It covered all aspects of caring for burns. A comprehensive article. I enjoyed updating my knowledge
Kathleen Williams
26 Mar 2021
Succinct and informative
Paul Strong
03 Apr 2021
Good overview of different types of burns and the treatments. Video was quite helpful.
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30 May 2021
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