Apr 15, 2020 Issue
Outpatient Burn Care: Prevention and Treatment [Article]

For all types of minor burn injuries, the goal of initial treatment is to minimize the extent of the burn, clean the wound, and address pain. The burn surface should be cooled with running tap water. Although superficial burns do not require dressings, advanced dressings should be used for partial-thickness burns to promote reepithelization and protect the wound. Patients with full-thickness burns should be immediately referred to a burn center.

Jan 1, 2012 Issue
Outpatient Burns: Prevention and Care [Article]

Most burn injuries can be managed on an outpatient basis by primary care physicians. Prevention efforts can significantly lower the incidence of burns, especially in children. Burns should be managed in the same manner as any other trauma, including a primary and secondary survey. Superficial burns ...

Jun 15, 2010 Issue
Burns (Minor Thermal) [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for minor thermal burns?

Nov 15, 2006 Issue
A Mottled Rash on the Torso [Photo Quiz]

Photo Quiz presents readers with a clinical challenge based on a photograph or other image.

Nov 1, 2000 Issue
Ambulatory Management of Burns [Article]

Burns often happen unexpectedly and have the potential to cause death, lifelong disfigurement and dysfunction. A critical part of burn management is assessing the depth and extent of injury. Burns are now commonly classified as superficial, superficial partial thickness, deep partial thickness and f...

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