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Feel the Burn?

Additional Considerations

· Any patients with concerns of airway burns should be considered for intubation.

· Calculate total surface area burned.

Rules of Nine or Lund-Browder

· After initial fluid resuscitation, use Parkland formula to calculate fluid resuscitation over first 24 hours.

· Provide appropriate analgesia.

· Address tetanus vaccination.

· Wound care is highly dependent on local burn center protocols and guidelines.

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