Major burns are very serious injuries with important primary and/or secondary effects on every organ system in the body. The course is often complicated and treatment is difficult and expensive. Knowledge of the pathophysiology of burns and its complications is important for the early care/treatment of these patients. This review article presents, a plan for the critical care phase of treatment of major burns. Fluid resuscitation, monitoring, nutritional and ventilatory support are discussed together with diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to inhalational injury, infections/septicaemia and other complications. The importance of teamwork in burn treatment is stressed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Tidsskrift for den Norske Laegeforening|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1983|
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