Emergency and early management of burns and scalds

  title={Emergency and early management of burns and scalds},
  author={Stuart Enoch and Amit Roshan and Mamta Shah},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
#### Summary points Burn injuries are an important global health problem. [] Key Method#### Sources and selection criteria We searched Medline, Ovid, Burns, and the Cochrane Library until June 2008 for randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews, evidence reports, and recent evidence based guidelines from international burn associations. Annually in the United Kingdom, around 175 000 people attend accident and emergency departments with burns from various causes (box 1).1 This represents 1% of all…

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Burn injuries pose a significant burden to the NHS with 250 , 000 patients presenting annually to primary care teams and a further 175 , 000 presenting to A

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