See also Respiratory complications in burns
These will usually need admission, always consult.
- Facial, eye or neck burns
- Inhalation burns/upper airway obstruction
- Circumferential burns - risk of compartment syndrome - may require close neurovascular observation
- Genital burns - high risk of UTI/obstruction
- Hands or feet burns
Rule of Nines
- head and neck 9%
- each arm 9%
- each leg 18%
- trunk 36%
DEPTH OF BURN
Carbon monoxide and other toxic products
increased risk of internal necrosis.