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Review ofGriffin BR, et al. Cool running water first aid decreases skin grafting requirements in pediatric burns: a cohort study of two thousand four hundred ninety-five children. Ann Emerg Med, 2020; 75:75–85.
Setting: Dedicated children’s burn centre, Queensland, Australia.
Patients: 2495 patients aged 0–16 years (IQR 1–6 years) presenting as an inpatient or outpatient with a thermal burn between July 2013 and June 2016.
Primary outcome: First aid administered and need for skin grafting. Adequate first aid defined as 20 minutes or more of cool running water, within 3 hours of injury. …
Contributors RF wrote the abstract. NB wrote the commentary.
Patient consent for publication Not required.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.
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