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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...

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

06 June 2019

Emergency Nurse

gastric burns

This article describes the case of a 33-year-old man with cerebral palsy who sustained a full-thickness burn to his thorax as a result of lying in gastric acid that...

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...

Well-being, physical and mental health: part 2. Responding to trauma

02 April 2019

Mental Health Practice


Mental and physical health work together to support well-being, and never more importantly than when a patient experiences a sudden and devastating trauma. This...

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


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

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


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,...