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1

What are the two age groups most at risk for suffering a burn injury?

Children and elderly

2

What are the four types of burns?

Chemical, electrical, thermal radiation

3

If the face/neck has been burned what is the nursing priority?

Airway obstruction

4

You use what rule to estimate the body surface area that has been burned?

Rule of Nines

5

Head %

9% (4.5 each front/back)

6

Chest / Upper Back %

18% (9 each front/back)

7

Abdomen / Lower Back %

18% ( 9 each front/ back)

8

Each arm %

9% (front/ back)

9

Each leg%

9% (front) 18% (front/back)

10

Each palm%

1%

11

Genitals%

1%

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