A GP guide to paediatric burns

Here’s what you need to know about the latest thinking in the treatment of childhood burn injuries

Burn injuries are common in the paediatric population, and are associated with significant morbidity and mortality.1

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Paediatric burn injuries can have devastating consequences, lifelong impacts and impose a significant socioeconomic burden on the child, their family and the health system.2

Paediatric burn injuries were estimated to cost $38.7 million in Australia in 2001/02.3

Poor management of even minor burn injuries can have significant physical and psychological consequences as a result of delayed