Resuscitation of thermal injuries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

  title={Resuscitation of thermal injuries in the United Kingdom and Ireland.},
  author={Richard Baker and Mohammed Ali Akhavani and Navid Jallali},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  volume={60 6},
The purpose of this study was to examine the consistency of burns resuscitation practice throughout UK and Ireland. Twenty-six Burns Units were identified via the National Burn Bed Bureau and surveyed via a postal questionnaire. Twenty-three units returned a completed questionnaire, covering all of the units treating children and 17 out of 20 units that treat adults. Nearly all of the Burns Units commence fluid resuscitation at 10% total body surface area of burn in children and 15% total body… CONTINUE READING