Fancy a cup of scald? – The role of hot beverage burns in paediatric burns admissions in Ireland

Authors: McGuire, F; Hegarty, M; Jennings, P; Marsden, P; Smith, L

Source: JOURNAL:Irish Medical Journal

Burns and scalds are preventable injuries in children that typically occur in the home. This study aimed to examine the role of hot beverage scalds in paediatric burn admissions in order to identify key target audiences for future safety strategies. Using the Hospital Inpatient Enquiry System (HIPE) a retrospective study of paediatric burn admissions in 2014 examined demographics, cause and severity of injury and location of occurrence.

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