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Wound Treatment And Healing Of The Burn Patient

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 3 hours
Rated 4.8 out of 5.0 based on 1710 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 reviews the transfer criteria to a specialized burn center and specific wound healing techniques and therapies during the patient’s recovery phase.

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Course Syllabus

I.              Introduction

II.           Transfer Criteria For Burn Injuries

III.         Burn Wound Care

1.   Mechanical Debridment

2.   Water-based Debridement

3.   Inspection of Wounds

4.   Wound Cleaning and Dressing

5.   Wound Maintenance

IV.          Wound Healing And Pain Control

1.   Narcotics

2.   Anxiolytics

V.            Wound Healing And Nutritional Support

1.   Protein

2.   Vitamins and Minerals

3.   Increased Caloric Intake

VI.          Summary


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