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Adequate cool running water first aid decreases burn depth and skin grafting requirements in paediatric thermal burns
  1. Rachael Fleming1,2,
  2. Natalie Bee3
  1. 1Paediatrics, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert, UK
  2. 2Paediatrics, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3Emergency Department, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rachael Fleming, Paediatrics, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh EH9 1LF, UK; rachael.fleming{at}doctors.org.uk

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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. …

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  • Contributors RF wrote the abstract. NB wrote the commentary.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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