hi Peds ED community
6 yr old twins, both very rambunctious, one put bobby pin into a household
socket and other tried to take it out. Both of them suffered superficial
electrical burns in the palm. No exit burns on the opposite side.
Unwitnessed burns basically
Since it is a household socket I assume it wont be more than 220 V
Apart from the wound care , do you observe these patients for 12 to 24
hours for serial EKGs /CKs. When I look at the literature, some of the
As a peds hospitalist before I have received similar admissions.
On top of it, grandmother who is the guardian do not want to take them
home, and want to give away ownership.
Withstanding the social issues, would you do serial EKGs in the ED , or
admit for 24 hour observation/serial EKGs in the floor?
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