A Retrospective Observational Study Of Paediatric Burn Cases Describing Time Of Injury, First Aid Provided And Time Taken To Present In The Specialized Burn Unit-An Original Research
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 9, Pages 158-162
AbstractAim: The purpose of the present research was to assess the pediatric burn cases describing time of injury, first aid provided and time taken to present in the specialized burn unit.
Methodology: A Retrospective study was conducted in Osmania general Hospital, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, over a period of 24 months from January 2011 to January 2013.Paediatric burns comprise 12.99% of the total burns. All male, female in-Patients belonging to paediatric age group (0-15years), admitted in Burns Unit of our Hospital were included in the study. Maintenance fluids were given at hourly rate of 4ml/kg for first 10kg body weight+ 2ml/kg for second 10kg body weight+ 1ml/kg for >20kg body wt. Collagen was applied to all children with superficial burns and partial thickness burns that come before 24- 48hr from the time of incident.
Results: 2-5 years children were commonly affected followed by age group between 11-15, next in order by 6-10 years. Meal times (especially lunch, 11a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner 6p.m -9 p.m.) clearly had the highest number of burn accidents. Most of the children with burns were reported to the hospital within 24 hours because of increased public awareness (370 children -81.2%). Most of the children received first-aid in the form of Water (328 children-72%).
Conclusion: Most important step in prevention is public education and availability of good burn care facilities in all public institutions as near to the place of accident as possible.
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