Burn Injuries: Part I, Emergency Interventions & Rehabilitation
There are many different types of burn injuries, including those from fire, scalds, electricity, friction, contact with chemicals, and others. The one constant is that people who suffer burns have a desire for minimal scarring and impact to their lives. Emergency intervention is key in returning patients to their lives with minimal scarring and other lasting effects. Burn Series Part I discusses the initial evaluation and interventions associated with burn injuries.
- Initial Assessment And Rapid Response
- Airway Stabilization and C-Spine Immobilization
- Breathing Status and Interventions
- Circulation Status and Interventions
- Secondary Survey
- Evaluation of Associated Trauma
- Total Body Surface Area (TBSA) or Burn Depth
- Electrical burns
- Chemical burns
- Thermal burns
- Determining TBSA: rule of nines and lund and browder method
- Continuous Monitoring
- Nutrition status
- Pain management
- Patient History
- Medication Reconciliation
- Past Medical History
- Events Preceding the Injury
- Risk of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction
- Laboratory Work-Up
- Complete blood count
- Comprehensive metabolic panel
- Blood urea nitrogen and creatinine
- Arterial blood gas
- Carboxyhemoglobin and lactase
- Blood type and crossmatch
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