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Case study: Integumentary system-Burn unitObjective:Utilize your knowledge of the integumentary system in an applied medical scenario.Introduction:Angela, a 10-year-old female, is in transport by an ambulance to the emergency room (ER)after being rescued from her burning house. She was playing in the basement when a spark from acigarette started a fire, leaving her trapped in her there. By the time the fire rescue squad arrived andgot her out, she had suffered severe injuries.Paramedic Calls Transcript:Paramedic: This is Unit 701. We have an 8-year-old female who has suffered from severe burns to herlower extremities, hands, and abdomen and minor flash burns to the face following a house fire. Burnsappear gray-white with red, blistered borders.Patient just regained consciousness, but disoriented and verbally unresponsive. Vitals are unstable withblood pressure = 60 / 40; heart rate = 165 [beats / min].; and respiratory rate = 35 [breaths / min].Medications and allergies are unknown. Medical history also unknown. Parents are in transit to thehospital, but no family members were present upon our arrival. ETA 15 minutes.