• Burns greater than 10% Total Body Surface Area (TBSA)

  • Burns greater than 5% TBSA in children

  • Full Thickness burns greater than 5% TBSA

  • Burns of Special Areas – Face, Hands, Feet, Genitalia, Perineum, Major Joints and circumferential limb or chest burns

  • Burns with inhalation injury

  • Electrical burns

  • Chemical burns

  • Burns with pre-existing illness

  • Burns associated with major trauma

  • Burns at the extremes of age – young children and the elderly.

  • Burn injury in pregnant women

  • Non-accidental burns