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Assessment and management of patients with burns

12 September 2012

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Burns are a common injury in the UK. Most burns are limited in size and depth and are therefore suitable for management in the community. Primary care and...

Management of major burns in the emergency department

17 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

A burn can be categorised as a major trauma injury, and assessment and management should follow the advanced trauma life support (ATLS) principles. This article aims...

Emergency management of burns: part 2

03 July 2018

Emergency Nurse

burns management

Infrequent presentation of this patient group to emergency departments can cause stress and anxiety to front-line clinicians when they are faced with patients with a...

Treating burns caused by hydrofluoric acid

08 June 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Hydrofluoric acid is an ingredient of many common household and industrial solutions. Even seemingly minor burns caused by this acid can have catastrophic effects if...

Superficial partial thickness bums of the hands

30 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability

Hands are a common site for burn injuries and each injury should be treated according to its own set of special circumstances, as the injury may be in isolation or...

Illness as a predisposing factor to scalds in children: an exploratory study

01 December 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Research

Aim To explore whether the presence of illness is a predisposing factor to scalds in children aged five years and under. Method A mixed methodology approach was used...

Illness as a predisposing factor to scalds in children: an exploratory study

01 December 2009

Paediatric Nursing

A&S Science

Aim To explore whether the presence of illness is a predisposing factor to scalds in children aged five years and under. Method A mixed methodology approach was used...

Treatment of acute burn blisters in unscheduled care settings

13 September 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Many patients with minor burns present at emergency departments and urgent care centres, where their management is often undertaken by experienced nurses rather than...

Treating cement burns in the emergency department

01 March 2013

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Use of cement is widespread in the UK and warnings about burns caused by contact with the material are usually printed on bags and delivery dockets. Nevertheless,...

Nursing burn wounds on general wards

01 July 1998

Nursing Standard

Special focus: tissue viability s

Since the late 1940s, there have been improvements in the treatment of patients with bums (Pruitt 1992). The reason usually offered for these improvements is that...