Total Burn Care


  • David Herndon, MD, FACS, Director of Burn Services; Professor of Surgery & Pediatrics, Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch; Chief of Staff & Director of Research, Shriners Burns Hospital for Children, Galveston, TX

Using an integrated, "team" approach, leading authority David N. Herndon, MD, FACS explains how to meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every burn patient - and thus achieve optimal recovery and rehabilitation. The 3rd Edition of this definitive reference covers all of the latest advances in the treatment of burns...features new a full-color layout with new color illustrations and clinical photographs.
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Plastic Surgeons, General Surgeons, Dermatologists


Book information

  • Published: May 2007
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-3274-8

Table of Contents

1. History of Treatments of Burns

2. Teamwork for Total Burn Care: Achievements, Directions and Hopes

3. Epidemiological, Demographic and Outcome Characteristics of Burn Injury

4. Prevention of Burn Injuries

Immediate Care

5. Burn Management in Disasters and Humanitarian Crises

6. Care of Outpatient Burns

7. Pre-Hospital Management, Transportation and Emergency Care

8. Pathophysiology of Burn Shock and Burn Edema

9. Fluid Resuscitation and Early Management

The Burn Wound

10. Evaluation of the Burn Wound: Management Decisions

11. Wound Care

12. Treatment of Infection in Burns

13. Operative Wound Management

14. Anesthesia for Burned Patients

15. The Skin Bank

16. Alternative Wound Coverings

17. AlloDerm

Inhalation Injury

18. The Pathophysiology of Inhalation Injury

19. Diagnosis and Treatment of Inhalation Injury

20. Barotrauma and Inhalation Injury

21. Respiratory Care

Response to Injury

22. The Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

23. The Immunological Response and Strategies for Intervention

24. Hematologic, Hematopoietic, and Acute Phase Responses

25. Significance of the Adrenal and Sympathetic Response to Burn Injury

26. Hepatic Response to Burn Injury

27. Effects of Burn Injury on Bone and Mineral Metabolism

28. Vitamin and Trace Element Homeostasis Following Severe Burn Injury

29. Hypophosphatemia

30. Nutritional Support of the Burned Patient

31. Modulation of the Hypermetabolic Response after Burn Injury

32. Etiology and Prevention of Multisystem Organ Failure

33. Renal Failure in Burn Patients

34. Critical Care in the Severely Burned: Organ Support and Management of Complications

35. Burn Nursing

36. Special Considerations of Age: The Pediatric Burned Patient

37. Care of Geriatric Patients

38. Surgical Management of Complications of Burn Injury

Nonthermal Injuries

39. Electrical Injuries

40. Electrical Injury: Reconstructive Problems

41. Cold-Induced Injury: Frostbite

42. Chemical Burns

43. Radiation Injuries, Vesicant Burns and Mass Casualties

44. Exfoliative and Necrotizing Diseases of the Integument


45. The Burn Problem: A Pathologist’s Perspective

46. Wound Healing

47. Molecular and Cellular Basis of Hypertrophic Scarring

48. Pathophysiology of the Burn Scar


49. Comprehensive Rehabilitation of the Burn Patient

50. Musculoskeletal Changes Secondary to Thermal Burns

51. Mitigation of the Burn-Induced Hypermetabolic Response during Convalescence


52. Overview of Burn Reconstruction

53. Reconstruction of the Burned Hand

54. Reconstruction of the Head and Neck

55. Reconstruction of the Burned Scalp Using Tissue Expansion

56. Management of Contractual Deformities Involving the Shoulder, Elbow, Hip and Knee Joints in Burn Patients

57. Reconstruction of the Burned Breast

58. Management of Burn Injuries of the Perineum

59. Foot Burns and Their Complications

Social Issues

60. The Ethical Dimensions of Burn Care

61. Maltreatment by Burning

62. Functional Sequelae and Disability Assessment

63. Cost Containment and Outcome Measures in the Burn Center

Psychological Issues

64. Management of Pain and Other Discomforts in Burned Patients

65. Psychiatric Disorders Associated with Burn Injury

66. Psychosocial Recovery and Reintegration of Patients with Burn Injuries