Indian Journal of Burns

: 2012  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7--10

Ten commandments of burn management

JL Gupta 
 Department of Burns, Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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In our vast country, with poor communication and transport facilities, there is no «DQ»Burn Program«DQ» or facilities for the treatment of burn injuries. Acute burn care requires meticulous planning and attention to details. I propose them as «DQ»The Ten Commandments«DQ» of burn care. These are - maintain circulation and blood pressure (shock management), maintain airway, increase body resistance, avoid bacterial toxemia, avoid auto-toxemia, watch for renal complications and multiple organ dysfunctions, maintain nutrition, abide by principles of biomechanical physiotherapy and rehabilitation and analyze factors for reducing mortality. Adherence to these principles can help us decrease the morbidity and mortality in this unfortunate set of patients.

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Gupta J L. Ten commandments of burn management.Indian J Burns 2012;20:7-10

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Gupta J L. Ten commandments of burn management. Indian J Burns [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Jan 21 ];20:7-10
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