First Aid Treatment for Burn Injuries

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Clinical Review First aid and treatment of minor burns BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 17 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1487 Article Related content Metrics Responses Jackie Hudspith, clinical nurse lead, Sukh Rayatt, specialist registrar, plastic and reconstructive surgery Author affiliations Introduction Some 250 000 burns occur annually in the United Kingdom. About 90% of these are minor and can be safely managed in primary care. Most of these will heal regardless of treatment, but the initial care can have a considerable influence on the cosmetic outcome. All burns should be assessed by taking an adequate history and examination.
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