Show Summary Details
Page of

Facial burns and inhalation injury 

Facial burns and inhalation injury
Facial burns and inhalation injury

Duncan Bootland

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 19 January 2022

The chapter provides an overview of the challenges facing the emergency physician dealing with a patient who is involved in a fire and may have facial burns and a potential airway problem. The chapter highlights the potential pitfalls in diagnosis of a potential airway burn.

It examines the evidence base for three clinical questions: who in a suspected inhalational injury requires intubation;which patients should a cyanide antidote be administered to; and which antidote should be used. The third clinical question discusses which patients with suspected carbon-monoxide poisoning require hyperbaric oxygen therapy.Fluid recommendations and inhalational therapies are discussed.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.