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A 22-year-old man is brought to the emergency room after a house fire. He has burns around his mouth and his voice is hoarse, but breathing is unlabored.

What most appropriate next step in management?

A. Immediate endotracheal intubation
B. Examination of oral cavity and pharynx, with fiberoptic laryngoscope if available
C. Place on supplemental oxygen
D. Placement of two large-bore intravenous (IV) catheters with fluid resuscitation

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What percentage burn does a patient have who has suffered burns to one leg (circumferential), one arm (circumferential), and the anterior trunk

A. 18%
B. 27%
C. 36%
D. 45%

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A 40-year-old woman is admitted to the burn unit after an industrial fire at a plastics manufacturing plant with burns to the face and arms. Her electrocardiogram (ECG) shows S-T elevation, and initial chemistry panel and arterial blood gas reveal an anion gap metabolic acidosis with normal arterial carboxyhemoglobin.

What is the most appropriate next step?

A. Correction of acidosis by adding sodium bicarbonate to IV fluids
B. Administration of 100% oxygen and hydroxocobalamin
C. Transthoracic echocardiogram
D. Blood culture with IV antibiotics

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Which of the following is a common sequelae of electrical injury?

A. Cardiac arrhythmias
B. Paralysis
C. Brain damage
D. Cataracts

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An 8-year-old boy is brought to the emergency room after accidentally touching a hot iron with his forearm. On examination, the burned area has weeping blisters and is very tender to the touch.

What is the burn depth?

A. First degree
B. Second degree
C. Third degree
D. Fourth degree

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