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Adjuncts

  • Insert NG for body surface area burned >20% or helicopter transport
  • Administer pain medication IV
  • Initial laboratory studies
    • CXR, hematocrit, electrolytes, blood urea nitrogen, carboxyhemoglobin, arterial blood gas
  • Administer Tetanus toxoid IM if necessary
  • Elevate head if spine cleared
  • Consider spine precautions
  • Monitor pulses for third degree circumferential extremity burns. If diminished or absent call burn center.