Quiz: Burn classification and treatment

Test your knowledge on the various types of burns you may encounter and how to manage them

There are multiple characteristics used in the classification of burns. The three most common characteristics used are cause, depth and extent of the burn. Burns are classified as either inhalation or thermal (i.e., scalds, contact, flame, chemical or electrical).

With a burn severe enough to require medical treatment occurring every 60 seconds in the U.S., you are likely to encounter burned patients with some regularity.

Read How burn patient treatment and destination are affected by severity and test your knowledge on burn injuries and treatment by taking the quiz below.


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