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Thermal Burn Injury: A Review of Best Practices Part 3

This final installment of a three-part review of thermal burn injury covers pain management and complex and critical burn injuries. 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the pain response to burns and their pharmacological interventions
  • Explain the EMS supplies needed for burn calls in the field
  • Identify the differences between minor, serious, and critical burns

References

1. Griggs C, Goverman J, Bittner EA, Levi B. Sedation and Pain Management in Burn Patients. Clin Plast Surg, 2017 Jul; 44(3): 535–40.

2. Buckland DM, Crowe RP, Cash RE, et al. Ketamine in the Prehospital Environment: A National Survey of Paramedics in the United States. Prehosp Disaster Med, 2018 Feb; 33(1): 23–8.

3. Zorumski CF, Izumi Y, Mennerick S. Ketamine: NMDA Receptors and Beyond. J Neurosci, 2016; 36(44): 11,158–64.

4. Edrich T, Friedrich AD, Eltzschig HK, Felbinger TW. Ketamine for long-term sedation and analgesia of a burn patient. Anesth Analg, 2004; 99(3): 893–5, table of contents.

5. Epocrates Essentials for Apple iOS [computer program], Version 19.10; http://www.epocrates.com/mobile/iphone/essentials.

6. American Burn Association. Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient, http://ameriburn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/burncenterreferralcriteria.pdf.

7. Tyson AF, Boschini LP, Kiser MM, et al. Survival after burn in a sub-Saharan burn unit: challenges and opportunities. Burns, 2013; 39(8): 1,619–25.

8. American Burn Association. National Burn Repository 2005–2015. In. Vol 2016: American Burn Association; 2016.

  • Format
    Article
  • Duration
    .5
  • Credits
    .5
  • After passing the course, your certificate will be available for download here.