Jeschke, Marc G., Kamolz, Lars-Peter, Shahrokhi, Shahriar (Eds.)
2013, V, 188 p. 50 illus., 43 illus. in color.
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Comprehensive overview of current therapeutic measures in burn management
Establishes practical guidelines to improve care and patient outcomes
Easily accessible reference guide
This practical guide offers a comprehensive summary of the most important and most immediate therapeutic approaches in the assessment and treatment of burn injuries. Taking into account age-specific needs in pediatric, adult, and elderly burn patients, the book discusses key issues such as pre-hospital treatment, wound care and infection control, burn nursing, and critical care. In addition, burn reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation for burn victims are described. Written in a concise manner, Burn Care and Treatment provides guidelines for the optimal care in order to improve patient outcome, and thus will be a valuable reference for physicians, surgeons, residents, nurses, and other burn care providers.
Pre-hospital, fluid and early management, burn wound evaluation.- Pathophysiology of Brun Injury.- Anaesthesia and Pain Management.- Wound Healing and Wound Care.- Infection Control.- Acute Burn Surgery.- Critical Care of Burn Victims Including Inhalation Injury.- Nutrition of the Burned Patient and Treatment of the Hypermetabolic Response.- Nursing Management of the Burn-injured Person.- Electrical Injury, Chemical Burns, and cold Injury "Frostbite".- Long-term Pathophysiology and Consequences of Burns Including Scarring, HTS, Keloids and Scar Treatment, Rehabilitation, Exercise.- Burn Reconstruction.