Accuracy of burn size assessment prior to arrival in Dutch burn centres and its consequences in children: a nationwide evaluation.

@article{Baartmans2012AccuracyOB,
  title={Accuracy of burn size assessment prior to arrival in Dutch burn centres and its consequences in children: a nationwide evaluation.},
  author={Martin G A Baartmans and Margriet Elisabeth van Baar and Han Boxma and Jan Dokter and D Tibboel and Marianne Karen Nieuwenhuis},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 9},
  pages={1451-6}
}
BACKGROUND Total body surface area (TBSA) burned, expressed as percentage is one of the most important aspects of the initial care of a burn victim. It determines whether transfer to a burn centre is necessary as well as the need for, and amount of, intravenous fluid resuscitation. Numerous studies, however, have highlighted inaccuracies in TBSA assessment. Therefore, the differences in burn size estimates between referrers and burn centre's in children and its consequences in terms of transfer… CONTINUE READING

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