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Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;94(4):893-907. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2014.05.011. Epub 2014 Jun 22.

Burn care in disaster and other austere settings.

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1
Burn Center, MedSTAR Washington Hospital Center, 110 Irving Street North West, Washington, DC 20010, USA.
2
University of Washington Regional Burn Center, Harborview Medical Center, 325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104, USA.
3
Arizona Burn Center, Maricopa Medical Center, 2601 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA. Electronic address: michael_peck@dmgaz.org.

Abstract

In some circumstances, burn care must be delivered in a simple manner without the luxury of modern resources. Such circumstances include care in low- and middle-income countries, war zones, and mass casualty incidents. Triage decisions need to be made carefully, allowing the focus of limited personnel and equipment on those most likely to survive. Simple techniques can be used to help many burn victims, such as utilizing oral resuscitation formulas for burn resuscitation. Although even the best attempts at preparation often fall short, there are many benefits from planning and training.

KEYWORDS:

Disasters; Low-income countries; Mass-casualty planning; Triage

PMID:
25085095
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2014.05.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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