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Care of Burns

  • R. G. Tompkins
  • J. F. Burke

Abstract

In the USA alone, there are 2 million significant burn injuries each year. Of these injuries, 6%–7% are hospitalized, 70 000 require intensive care, and 12 000 die [20,32]. It has been estimated that 80% of these injuries may have been prevented.

Keywords

Body Surface Area Fluid Resuscitation Basal Metabolic Rate Thermal Injury Inhalation Injury 
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  • R. G. Tompkins
  • J. F. Burke

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