Severe burn injury—pre-hospital paramedic response—if it goes wrong

Internationally burn injury is one of the major causes of death and disability. Serious burn injuries are devastating events that leave patients with longterm physical and psychological challenges that are recognised by paramedics worldwide as one of the most horrific and challenging injuries known to the emergency medical and rescue services. Burn injuries may be extremely complex in their presentation, and any resulting complications may extend the need for expensive long-term management from months to years.This paper provides an overview of the complication of pre-hospital response to severe burn injury, if it goes wrong.

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