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The management of the burned child

L.N. Amon
Curationis | Vol 2, No 1 | a413 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v2i1.413 | © 1979 L.N. Amon | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 September 1979 | Published: 27 September 1979

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L.N. Amon, Senior sister, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch, Cape Town., South Africa

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Abstract

The need to admit an average o f 540 children each year with moderate to severe degree bum injuries has led to the development of an effective treatment programme in a 30-bed special care ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Rondebosch. These numbers highlight the extensive problem facing the community in the prevention of such injuries, and in finding a way to safeguard children against trauma that can disfigure or handicap them for life.

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