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Initial Evaluation And Emergency Intervention Of Burn Injuries

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 2260 reviews

Course Summary

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. This course primarily discusses the initial evaluation and emergency interventions associated with burn injuries.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Initial Assessment And Rapid Response

1.   Airway Stabilization and C-Spine Immobilization

2.   Breathing Status and Interventions

3.   Circulation Status

III.         Secondary Survey

1.   Evaluation of Associated Trauma

2.   Total Body Surface Area

3.   Edema Formation

4.   Continuous Monitoring

IV.          Patient History

1.   Allergies

2.   Medication Reconciliation

3.   Past Medical History

4.   Events Preceding the Injury

5.   Risk of Gastrointestinal Dysfunction

6.   Laboratory Work-up

V.            Summary


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