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LAS Burns

Burns, Scalds & Corrosive Injuries

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What are the classifications of Burns? Superficial, Partial Thickness & Full Thickness
Describe a Superficial burn? Outer most layer of skin will be red, tender & swollen
Describe a Partial Thickness burn? Outer layer of skin is destroyed and very painful - if more than 20% of body affected it can be fatal
Describe a Full Thickness burn? All layers of skin affected - possible damage to nerves, tissue, muscle & blood vessels. Sensation/pain is usually lost.Pale, waxy or charred appearance.
What is the treatment for a burn? Cool affected area with cold liquid for 10 minutes.
What is the treatment for a Corrosive injury? Flush chemical away for at least 20 minutes
Created by: pburke1