The impact of hurricanes on mechanisms of burn injury

Added August 15, 2018

Smith S.L., & Smith H.G. The impact of hurricanes on mechanisms of burn injury. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 2018:39(1);S52.

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Burn injuries can occur as people are attempting to recover from the aftermath of a hurricane. Educational programs should specifically target hurricane-related burn dangers and hazards.

A literature review was carried out to examine the impact of hurricanes on burn-related injuries. Hurricane Irma caused massive power outages and left extensive amounts of debris. During the period immediately following Hurricane Irma, inpatient and outpatient visits increased. A significant increase was noted in accident-related injuries.


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