Burn injuries in children are a frequent cause of ED visits. Although the majority of pediatric burn injuries are minor, the relative risk of morbidity for pediatric patients with burn injuries is higher than for adult burn patients. When pediatric patients present with serious burn injury, appropriate airway management, fluid resuscitation, and disposition can reduce morbidity and mortality.
Our recent Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice supplement Optimizing Emergency Management to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality in Pediatric Burn Patients provides evidence-based recommendations for the evaluation and management of pediatric patients with burn injuries and includes a “Risk Management Pitfalls in Management of Pediatric Burns” section, which can help you avoid unwanted outcomes when treating these types of injuries. You can download the Risk Management PDF below.
Last Updated on November 1, 2021