n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Modern management of paediatric burns : main article
|Article Title||Modern management of paediatric burns : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||Sharon Cox and Heinz Rode|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||35 - 39|
|Keyword(s)||Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital|
Burns in children differ in multiple aspects from those in adults; the extent and depth of the burn injury are often more severe, the child's body proportions differ, resulting in greater evaporative water and heat loss, and fluid requirements are therefore generally greater. Importantly, many childhood burns are preventable.
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