Journal article

Cool Running Water First Aid Decreases Skin Grafting Requirements in Pediatric Burns: A Cohort Study of Two Thousand Four Hundred Ninety-five Children

Bronwyn R Griffin, Cody C Frear, Franz Babl, Ed Oakley, Roy M Kimble

Annals of Emergency Medicine | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2020

Abstract

STUDY OBJECTIVE: First-aid guidelines recommend the administration of cool running water in the early management of thermal injury. Our objective is to analyze the associations between first aid and skin-grafting requirements in children with burns. METHODS: This cohort study used a prospectively collected registry of patients managed at a tertiary children's hospital. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to evaluate the relationship between first aid and the requirement for skin grafting. Secondary outcomes included time to re-epithelialization, wound depth, hospital admission and length of stay, and operating room interventions. Adequate first aid was defined as 20 minutes of ..

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