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Chemical Burns (cont.)

Chemical Burn Diagnosis

In the emergency department, a person can expect the following:

  • Initial evaluation and stabilization
  • Rapid evaluation of the chemical's ability to damage tissue
  • Determination of the extent of injury
  • Blood tests and other studies to determine if the patient should be admitted to the hospital
  • Determination of additional injuries and treatment

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