The estimated annual burn incidence in India is approximately 6-7 million per year. The high incidence is attributed to illiteracy, poverty, and low-level safety consciousness in the population. The situation becomes further grim due to the absence of organized burn care at primary and secondary health care levels. But the silver lining is that 90% of burn injuries are preventable. The burns patient has the same priorities as all other trauma patients.
- Breathing: beware of inhalation and rapid airway compromise
- Circulation: fluid replacement
- Disability: compartment syndrome
- Exposure: percentage area of the burn.
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