Hi! heres the deal. At our regional burn center we have seen a good number of BAD mistakes made by paramedics our outlying ERs and Docs that didnt know what the heck they were doing with burns. I suspect we arent the only ones to see this, so please share, what have you seen come through your doors in the way of complete screw ups . . ?
For my part i have seen an ER doc leave a mayo dressing on a tar burn victim for 2 days instead of just using it to get the tar off. Paramedics once packed a major body surface area burn ompletely in ICE during transport to us, and the pts temp was almost unbelievable low. Not to mention, lol, the way they tend to screw up fluid resucitation, which you know just isnt funny when its a big burn.and a few other things . .