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Training Categorized: Burns

When dealing with burn patients, you want to find out as early as possible how the patient acquired the burn and what type of burn it is. For example, you might want to know if it was a flame burn that could possibly lead to airway obstruction due to inhalation of smoke or swelling of surrounding tissues. Or if it were a scald burn on a child in which you would consider the possibility of child abuse. Other types of burns include chemical burns, electrical burns, flash burns caused by explosions, and radiation burns. This information can usually be obtained from dispatch prior to your arrival.

Another aspect of burns that is necessary to identify is...