Pediatric Burn Care: Unique Considerations in Management

Amita R. Shah, Lillian Liao

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Severe pediatric burns require a multidisciplinary team approach at a specialized pediatric burn center. Special attention must be paid to estimations of total body surface area, fluid resuscitation and metabolic demands, and adequate analgesia and sedation. Long-term effects involve scar management and psychosocial support to the child and their family. Compassionate comprehensive burn care is accomplished by a multidisciplinary team offering healing in the acute setting and preparing the child and family for long-term treatment and care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-610
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017


  • Pediatric burn
  • Pediatric burn management
  • Pediatric burn nutrition
  • Pediatric burn resuscitation
  • Pediatric burn wound care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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