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Minimum Referral Criteria

  • Category 1
    (appointment within 30 calendar days)
    • No category 1 criteria
  • Category 2
    (appointment within 90 calendar days)
    • Old scar reconstructive i.e. functional, growth, scar concerns or cosmetic concerns
  • Category 3
    (appointment within 365 calendar days)
    • No category 3 criteria

1. Reason for request Indicate on the referral

  • To establish a diagnosis
  • For treatment or intervention
  • For advice and management
  • For specialist to take over management
  • Reassurance for GP/second opinion
  • For a specified test/investigation the GP can't order, or the patient can't afford or access
  • Reassurance for the patient/family
  • For other reason (e.g. rapidly accelerating disease progression)
  • Clinical judgement indicates a referral for specialist review is necessary

2. Essential referral information Referral will be returned without this

  • General referral information including contact details of the family
  • History and causative agent:
    • when did it happen? How did it happen? What was done? Length of cooling? Who saw it?
  • Download ITIM app that allows TBSA to be calculated by drawing area on body chart
  • Assess the burn size using the Lund-Browder chart
  • Weight of child to be provided on any eReferrals to allow prior calculation of premed for dressings and debridement

3. Additional referral information Useful for processing the referral

  • Digital clinical images may be transferred electronically for advice on the optimal initial dressings and the need for transfer for further assessment. Photograph – with patient's consent, where secure image transfer, identification and storage is possible

4. Request

Last updated: 13 June 2023