Water First Aid Is Beneficial In Humans Post-Burn: Evidence from a Bi-National Cohort Study

@inproceedings{Wood2016WaterFA,
  title={Water First Aid Is Beneficial In Humans Post-Burn: Evidence from a Bi-National Cohort Study},
  author={Fiona Melanie Wood and Michael W Phillips and Tom Jovic and John Tristan Cassidy and Peter Cameron and Dale Wesley Edgar and Joerg Latus},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Reported first aid application, frequency and practices around the world vary greatly. Based primarily on animal and observational studies, first aid after a burn injury is considered to be integral in reducing scar and infection, and the need for surgery. The current recommendation for optimum first aid after burn is water cooling for 20 minutes within three hours. However, compliance with this guideline is reported as poor to moderate at best and evidence exists to suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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