Burn and the Rule of Nine By: Noah Woo

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Injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity,
chemical, light, radiation or friction.
First 48 hours are the most critical!
Challenges!
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Dermabrasion
Skin Grafts
 Split thickness, Full thickness, composite graft
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Using Cadaver skins or animal skin
Cultured Skin
Artificial skins are temporary, thinner skin
graft can be used.
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Essential for the recovery period of the
patient
Increase Protein intake is to provide material
needed to synthesize lost tissue
Carbohybrates
Fats
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Infection
Acute Gastrointestinal Ulcers
Seizures in Children (abnormal electrolyte
levels)
Pneumonia
Pulmonary Edema
Respiratory Problems from inhalation of soot
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Estimate the body surface area on adult that
has been burned
Dividing body sections by a factor of 9%
First step in assessing a burn and planning
resuscitation
Quick way to determine if victim needs to go
to specialized burn centers.
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Measuring the size of a burn is difficult!
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Every person is different
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A square foot of burned surface area is much
worse for a 130 pound person than a 200
pound person.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1
355533/
 http://www.medcastle.com/burns-rule-ofnines.html
 http://www.nursingcenter.com/library/JournalAr
ticle.asp?Article_ID=1077629
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07_severe_burns.htmhttp://www.burnsurvivor.c
om/burn_types.html
 http://www.medicinenet.com/burns/article.htm
 http://uuhsc.utah.edu/burncenter/emergencycar
e/treatment.html
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