Table ICriteria for transfer of care to a specialized burn unit

  • Partial thickness burns > 10% total body surface area (TBSA)
  • Burn of the hands, face, feet, perineum, across major joints
  • Full-thickness burns in any age group
  • Electrical burns (including lightening injury)
  • Chemical burns
  • Inhalation burns
  • Burns in patients with significant co-morbid medical conditions
  • Burns in patients with other traumatic injuries that have been stabilized

From: Current therapy of burns

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