Burns

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  1. Anatomy of the Skin

    The skin is the body's largest organ. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection.

  2. Burns Overview

    Burns are a type of injury caused by thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic energy. Most burn accidents occur at home.

  3. Chemical Burns

    Chemical burns can occur when strong acids or alkalies come in contact with the skin and/or the eyes.

  4. Classification and Treatment of Burns

    Burns are classified as first-, second-, or third-degree, depending on how deep and severe they penetrate the skin's surface.

  5. Classification of Burns
  6. Coping Emotionally

    Your child's burn care and emotional recovery will continue when you leave the hospital. Along with the excitement, you and your child may also feel uneasy about what will happen next.

  7. Electrical Burns

    Electrical burns occur when a child comes in contact with electricity, either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC).

  8. Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury

    Detailed information on emergency treatment of a burn injury

  9. Facts About Burn Injury

    Hot tap water burns cause more deaths and hospitalizations than burns from any other hot liquids.

  10. First-Degree Burns

    First-degree burns affect only the epidermis, or outer layer of skin. The burn site is red, painful, and dry, with no blisters. Mild sunburn is an example.

  11. Glossary - Burns

    Glossary of terms relating to burns

  12. Heat or Thermal Burns

    A heat-induced or thermal burn can occur when the skin comes in contact with any heat source, such as a cooking pan, an iron, a fire, a hot surface, or a hot, scalding liquid.

  13. Home Page - Burns

    Detailed information on burns, including anatomy, classification, treatment, and prevention

  14. Home Wound Care

    Your child may come home with unhealed areas that still require dressing changes. You will be instructed on how to change dressings before you leave the hospital.

  15. If Your Child Has Difficulty Adjusting

    Agitated behavior such as crying, sleep disturbances and nightmares, and repeated episodes of sadness are signs that your child may be having difficulty coping with stress.

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