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As with all major presentations to the Emergency Department (ED), appropriate initial treatment, referral and then the correct ongoing treatment for burns patients is critical.

There are clear guidelines and rules that should be followed to optimize care including accessing specialist hospitals for ongoing care and advice.

The links below provide assistance in getting the information you need quickly. The first link provides the complete NSW Health Burn Transfer Guidelines, which has a detailed description of criteria for retrieval and transfer as well as initial and ongoing management. For ease of reference the key relevant parts of the full guidance have also been provided which you can print out and use now.

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