Management of minor burns in the emergency department
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Management of minor burns in the emergency department

Gabby Rowley-Conwy Staff nurse, Burn unit, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Many patients with minor burns can be cared for in the emergency department or community setting, but clinicians must be confident in assessing and managing a burn injury to ensure the best possible outcome. This article defines a minor burn, reviews burn assessment and considers aspects of nursing management that optimise minor burn care.

Nursing Standard. 26, 24,60-67. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.02.26.24.60.c8948

Correspondence

rowleyconwyga@ngha.med.sa

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review