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Pathophysiology and Current Management of Burn Injury

DeSanti, Leslie BS, RN


PURPOSE: To provide the physician and registered professional nurse with an overview of the pathophysiology and current management of burn injuries.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians and nurses with an interest in learning about evidence-based prevention and management of burn wounds.

OBJECTIVES: After reading the preceding article and taking this test, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the pathophysiology of skin function.
  2. Describe the different types of burn injuries.
  3. Identify the treatment strategies for burn injuries.
© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.