Case Scenario: Mr. S is a 38-year old patient who has been admitted to the burn center with full thickness burns
over 50% of his body. He was working under a truck when it caught fire, trapping him. He has no prior health issues, except for possibly alcoholism. The specialist gave beginning orders of IV therapy of lactated ringer running wide open, pain medications, constant monitoring of blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and lab work every two hours.
Burns are categorized depending on the depth to which they extend through the skin layers as well as the total... View the full answer