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Cutaneous Burns | Transdermal Patch & Defibrillation

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a cutaneous burn at the site of a transdermal patch following discharge of a defibrillator.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

adverse effects

ICD-10:

T21.0

Description:

Some transdermal patches contain aluminum as a way to make the patch waterproof. A person wearing such a patch may suffer a burn if they receive a shock from a defibrillator.

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