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Rehabilitation Of Burn Injuries And Burn Prevention: A Team Approach

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 947 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 vital to help patients heal with minimal scarring and other lasting effects. This course discusses rehabilitation of the burn patient through a multidisciplinary approach to treat the patient’s physical and psychological needs during initial and long-term recovery.

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Course Syllabus

  • I.              Introduction

    II.           Therapy And Rehabilitation

    1.   Minimizing Wound Contracture

    2.   Increasing Function

    3.   Compression Therapy

    III.         Organ And Body System Responses To A Burn Injury

    1.   Metabolic Response

    2.   Cardiovascular Response

    3.   Gastrointestinal Response

    IV.          Surgical Intervention For Burn Wounds

    1.   Split Thickness Graft

    2.   Full Thickness Graft

    3.   Pedicle Graft

    4.   Pinch Graft

    5.   Stages of Adherence

    6.   Preparing Wounds for Skin Grafting

    7.   Complications Following Surgery

    V.            Psychosocial Support

    1.   Support Networks

    2.   Individual Therapy

    3.   Communication With the Patient and Family

    VI.          Burn Injury Prevention

    VII.       Summary


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