Deputy for Education, Department od Burns and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Brno, Brno, Czech Republic
Critical thermal trauma represents one of the most difficult injuries you can encounter in clinical practice. Successful therapy is only possible thanks to precise cooperation of many medical specialties. Survival of these patients is determined by many factors, where one of the most important factor is adequate pre-hospital care. This algorithm will briefly guide you through two most critical phases of thermal trauma - the emergent and acute phase. In each section of the algorithm are described the most fundamental parts of the complex medical care of burn patients.