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American Burn Association Criteria for Transfer

  • 2nd degree burns >10% body surface area
  • 3rd degree burns
  • Burns to face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum
  • Electrical burns (including lightning injury)
  • Chemical burns
  • Inhalation injury
  • Patients with pre-existing conditions
  • Circumferential third degree burns to extremity or chest
  • Hospitals without qualified personnel or equipment for care of burn injured children