Treatment of burns

The way burns are treated depends on many factors. There are a number of important aspects:

  • the depth and extent of the burns,
  • the location of the burns,
  • the age and condition of the patient.

Examination

When a patient comes into the hospital with burn injuries, first the vital functions are checked. These are: the breathing, pulse, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.

 

Only after this are the depth and extent of the burns looked at.

Treatment plan

The location of the burns is indicated on a diagram in the medical records. The wounds are photographed. These photographs are only intended for the medical records. This is the way the extent of the burns is calculated exactly.

 

A general physical examination is then carried out. Blood is taken for testing and x-rays are made if necessary. A treatmentplan is made after these examinations.

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