Management of local burn wounds in the ED

Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Jul;25(6):666-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2006.12.008.


Each year there are over 500,000 burns that present to the emergency department (ED). Most burns are minor, and their care focuses on local wound management. The current article will present a typical case and then review the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of minor burns in the ED.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Burns / classification
  • Burns / physiopathology
  • Burns / therapy*
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Emergency Treatment / methods
  • Humans
  • Pain / drug therapy
  • Pain / etiology
  • Trauma Severity Indices