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Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;94(4):741-54. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2014.05.003.

Initial assessment and fluid resuscitation of burn patients.

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Medical Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, 3698 Chambers Pass, JBSA, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-6315, USA. Electronic address: divego99@gmail.com.

Abstract

For the physician or surgeon practicing outside the confines of a burn center, initial assessment and fluid resuscitation will encompass most of his or her exposure to patients with severe burns. The importance of this phase of care should not be underestimated. This article provides a review of how to perform initial resuscitation of patients with significant burns and/or inhalation injury, while arranging for transfer to a regional burn center.

KEYWORDS:

Burns; Inhalation injury; Resuscitation

PMID:
25085085
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2014.05.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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