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Table 2 Vitals signs and non-specific interventions. Data are expressed as numbers and frequencies for categorical variables and medians and interquartile ranges (25th to 75th percentile). [] = missing values

From: Prehospital management of burns requiring specialized burn centre evaluation: a single physician-based emergency medical service experience

  Study group
n = 86 (100%)
TBSA < 20%
n = 55 (64%)
TBSA ≥20%
n = 31 (36%)
p-value
Vital parameters on scene:
 - Respiratory rate (min− 1) [4] 20 (16–25) 18 (16–22) 25 (20–30) < 0.001*
 - SpO2 (%) [8] 98 (95–100) 98 (96–100) 97 (92–99) 0.01*
 - Pulse rate (min− 1) [7] 100 (85–116) 90 (80–105) 106 (100–120) < 0.001*
 - Systolic blood pressure (mmHg), [13] 140 (90–150) 140 (90–150) 140 (90–150) 0.735
 - Capillary refill time ≥ 2 s, n (%) [0] 6 (7) 4 (7.3) 2 (6.5) 0.886
 - GCS [0] 15 (15–15) 15 (15–15) 15 (15–15) 0.065
Vital parameters at ED arrival:
 - Respiratory rate (min− 1) [29] 16 (12–20) 16 (13–20) 13 (12–21) 0.106
 - SpO2 (%) [22] 99 (96–100) 99 (96–100) 99 (96–100) 0.949
 - Pulse rate(min− 1) [18] 100 (80–110) 92 (78–105) 103 (90–111) 0.061
 - Systolic blood pressure (mmHg) [24] 89 (66–98) 84 (66–96) 90 (62–100) 0.821
 - GCS [18] 15 (3–15) 15 (15–15) 3 (3–15) < 0.001*
Oxygen therapy, n (%) [8] 51 (65) 25 (51) 26 (90) 0.001*
Tracheal intubation, n (%) [0] 21 (24) 6 (11) 15 (48) < 0.001*
Vascular or intraosseous access, n (%) [1] 64 (75) 38 (69) 26 (87) 0.073