Understanding Burn Wounds

Created:   11/15/2010
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Burn related wounds are complex depending on the types of burn related injury, severity, location, and the extent. After reading this articles, you will have a better understanding of the intricacies involved in the pathophysiology of burn wounds. A holistic care approach is important to address the mutiple dimensions of care needs. Topical dressing, education, rehabilitation and psychosocial interventions should be carefully customized to meet the needs of the burn patient.

Treatment of the Burn Patient in Primary Care

Moss, Lee S.

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 23(11):517-524, November 2010.

This article describes the comprehensive approach to burn related wounds. In addition to dressings, clinicians should appreciate the importance of education, rehabilitation, and scar reduction strategies as part of routine plan of care.

Body Image and Facial Burns

Sainsbury, David CG

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 22(1):39-44, January 2009.

Facial burn is devastating from a psychological perspective. Discussion of this article reviewed key approaches to assess for body image dysfunction following facial burn injury. Key strategies to reduce the impact of burn on body and self image were highlighted.

Partial-Thickness Burns: Identification and Management

Johnson, R. Michael; Richard, Reg

Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 16(4):178-187, July-August 2003.

The authors explained the rule of nines and how to determine whether a burn wound is superficial or deep. A thorough discussion reviewing management of partial thickness burn wounds indlucing the ues of topical antibiotic, biological agents, growth factors, surgical interventions and modern dressings. Useful tips to be integrated in routine practice.