Assessment and management of paediatric burn injuries
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Assessment and management of paediatric burn injuries

Catherine Williams Common foundation programme co-ordinator, Department of Nursing, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

Severe, non-fatal, burn injuries cause pain as well as emotional and physical scarring. The main aim of treatment is to restore form, function and feeling to burn-injured skin and to enable physical and psychological recovery. This article provides an overview of the immediate assessment required when a child with burns arrives in the emergency department and discusses the challenges of emergency management.

Nursing Standard. 25, 25,60-68. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.02.25.25.60.c8349

Correspondence

c.williams@swansea.ac.uk

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This article has been subject to double blind peer review