Burns: A Practical Approach to Immediate Treatment and Long Term Care

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CRC Press, Oct 30, 2011 - Medical - 128 pages
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This book emphasizes the fundamental surgical, medical and related procedures involved in each stage of burn care, thus enabling the reader to focus on the essentials, and ensure the best outcome for patients. Chapters range from burn physiology, initial care and resuscitation, to wound evaluation and surgical management, respiratory and critical care, rehabilitation, reconstruction and aftercare. The book’s concise visual approach will appeal to all professionals caring for burn patients in acute or recovery phases.

 

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Contents

PREFACE
5
CHAPTER 1 BACKGROUND
6
CHAPTER 2 PHYSIOLOGY OF BURNS
11
CHAPTER 3 INITIAL CARE
17
CHAPTER 4 FLUID RESUSCITATION
27
CHAPTER 5 WOUND EXCISION AND CLOSURE
33
CHAPTER 6 RESPIRATORY ISSUES
48
CHAPTER 7 BURN CRITICAL CARE
55
CHAPTER 8 DEFINITIVE WOUND CLOSURE
69
CHAPTER 9 SPECIAL INJURIES AND ILLNESSES
77
CHAPTER 10 OUTPATIENT MANAGEMENT
91
CHAPTER 11 BURN REHABILITATION
95
CHAPTER 12 ACUTE BURN RECONSTRUCTION AND AFTERCARE
107
SELECTED READING
120
ABBREVIATIONS
126
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