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An emergency department uses the American Burn Association's criteria for transfer to a burn center. The nurse would anticipate that which patient would require transfer?
1. A patient with superficial partial-thickness burns on 10% of TBSA
2. A patient with superficial burns on 50% of TBSA
3. A patient with deep partial-thickness burns over the entire face
4. A patient with deep partial-thickness burns on less than 5% of TBSA
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The answer is 3
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1. The patient with superficial partial-thickness burns on a small part of the body can be treated locally without transfer to a specialty unit.
2. Superficial burns are minor burns. A 50% TBSA superficial burn could describe sunburn. The patient should be observed and treated supportively but does not require transfer to a specialty unit.
3. Any burn that involves the entire face puts the patient at risk for inhalation burns and injury to eye and other mucous membranes. This patient should be treated in a specialty unit.
4.  A deep partial-thickness burn can be serious, but with this small amount of TBSA burned, the patient can probably be managed without transfer to a specialty unit.
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