Happy Friday! Today we’re shifting gears a bit, because I’m actually highlighting a lecture from HippoEd’s pediatric EM bootcamp. While I’m not in EM, I’ve started this bootcamp recently as a way to improve on my weakness. I love the challenge of seeing pediatric patients but also know that there is so much to learn
All my blogs are free, however be sure to check out Hippo education and all their lectures. You can use my link for $25 off HippoEd’s Pediatric EM bootcamp: here
I will go back and forth between topics in HippoEd's urgent care rap podcasts and pediatric EM Boot Camp, so stay tuned. All the pediatric posts will have an UC focus/approach to it, so no worries there!
Today’s topic: pediatric burns
What should I do first?
What should I do with blisters?
• If small, not near a joint, and not obstructing the dressing, should be left intact
• De-roof if: large blister, blister overlying joint, using silver dressing, opaque blister fluid
Ideal burn dressings for partial thickness burns?
When to transfer to a burn center?
Be sure to review general burn center referral criteria as it also applies to children (e.g. burns that involve hands/genitalia/perineum), however below are pediatric SPECIFIC criteria to transfer to a burn center:
Always appreciate any feedback you may have! Let me know if there is a topic you'd like me to discuss :) See you all next week!