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Pediatric burns

Edited by: Tina L Palmieri

Burn injury is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children world-wide. A child’s physiology varies with age, which creates unique challenges to the care provider. Children are not “little adults” and require specialized consideration during treatment. Despite this challenge, outcomes for burned children have improved markedly in the past 50 years due to improvements in resuscitation and acute care management. 

This thematic series covers the key aspects of acute pediatric burn care that impact patient outcomes including initial airway management, resuscitation, wound care and excision, sedation, sepsis, and blood transfusion.  

Collection published: 19 January 2017