Management of a patient with a minor burn injury
Adult Analgesic GuidelinesThe following table provides a recommended short term (<72 hours) oral analgesia guidelines for the management of superficial burn injury.
Aim for pain scores of 4 or less at rest. Analgesia should be reviewed after 72 hours and adjusted according to pain scores.
Patient management should be guided by individual case and clinical judgement.
Adapted from Alfred Health Acute Pain Management Guidelines 2010 (21)