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Caring for patients with burn injuries

Culleiton, Alicia L. DNP, RN, CNE; Simko, Lynn M. PhD, RN, CCRN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000423824.70370.fa

Caring for a patient with severe burn injuries offers many challenges for critical care nurses. Find out about various types of burns and providing initial resuscitative care for a patient if treatment in a designated burn center facility or burn ICU isn't possible.

At Duquesne University's School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, Pa., Alicia L. Culleiton is an assistant clinical professor and Lynn M. Simko is an associate clinical professor.

Refresh your knowledge of burn types and initial management.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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