Optimizing emergency management to reduce morbidity and mortality in pediatric burn patients.

@article{Haines2015OptimizingEM,
  title={Optimizing emergency management to reduce morbidity and mortality in pediatric burn patients.},
  author={Elizabeth J Haines and Hilary E Fairbrother},
  journal={Pediatric emergency medicine practice},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={
          1-23; quiz 24-5
        }
}
Burns in patients aged < 14 years are consistently among the top causes of injury-induced mortality in pediatric patients. Pediatric burn victims with large body surface area involvement have a multisystem physiologic response that differs from that of adult patients. The spectrum of management is vast and relies heavily on both the classification of the burn and the anatomy involved. Immediate goals for emergency clinicians include resuscitation and stabilization, fluid management, and pain… CONTINUE READING
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