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5.2 Burn

5.2 Burn

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BURN INJURIES
Cell destruction of the layers of the skin and theresultant depletion of fluid and electrolytes.
Burn size1. Small burns: body’s response is localized to theinjured area2. Large or extensive burns:
a.consist of 25% or more of the total body surface area(TBSA)b.body’s response to injury is systemicc.affect all of the major systems of the body
 
 
Characteristics
1. Minor Burns
a.Partial thickness burns are no greater than 15% of theTBSA in the adultb.Full thickness burns are < 2% of the TBSA in the adultc.Burn areas do not involve the eyes, ears, hands, face,feet, or perineumd.There are no electrical burns or inhalation injuriese.The client is an adult younger than 60 y.o.f.The client has no preexisting medical condition at thetime of the burn injuryg.No other injury occurred with the burn

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