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Total Burn Care

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Total Burn Care guides you in providing optimal burn care and maximizing recovery, from resuscitation through reconstruction to rehabilitation! Using an integrated, "team" approach, leading authority David N. Herndon, MD, FACS helps you meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every patient. With Total Burn Care, you'll offer effective burn management every step of the way!

Hardbound, 808 Pages

Published: June 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2786-9


  • 1. A Brief History of Acute Burn Care Management

    2. Teamwork for Total Burn Care: Burn Centers and Multidisciplinary Burn Teams

    3. Epidemiological, Demographic, and Outcome Characteristics of Burn Injury

    4. Prevention of Burn Injuries

    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

    10. Evaluation of the Burn Wound: Management Decisions

    11. Enzymatic Debridement of Burn Wounds

    12. Treatment of Infection in Burns

    13. Operative Wound Management

    14. Anesthesia for Burned Patients

    15. The Skin Bank

    16. Alternative Wound Coverings

    17. The Role of Alternative Wound Substitutes in Major Burn Wounds and Burn Scar Resurfacing

    18. The Pathophysiology of Inhalation Injury

    19. Diagnosis and Treatment of Inhalation Injury

    20. Respiratory Care

    21. The Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome

    22. The Immunological Response and Strategies for Intervention

    23. Hematologic and Hematopoietic Response to Burn Injury

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

    25. The Hepatic Response to Thermal Injury

    26. Effects of Burn Injury on Bone and Mineral Metabolism

    27. Vitamin and Trace Element Homeostasis Following Severe Burn Injury

    28. Hypophosphatemia

    29. Nutritional Support of the Burned Patient

    30. Modulation of the Hypermetabolic Response after Burn Injury

    31. Etiology and Prevention of Multisystem Organ Failure

    32. Renal Failure in Association with Thermal Injuries

    33. Critical Care in the Severely Burned: Organ Support and

    Management of Complications

    34. Burn Nursing

    35. Special Considerations of Age: The Pediatric Burned Patient

    36. Care of Geriatric Patients

    37. Surgical Management of Complications of Burn Injury

    38. Electrical Injuries

    39. Electrical Injury: Reconstructive Problems

    40. Cold-Induced Injury: Frostbite

    41. Chemical Burns

    42. Radiation Injuries and Vesicant Burns

    43. Exfoliative Diseases of the Integument and Soft Tissue Necrotizing Infections

    44. The Burn Problem: A Pathologist’s Perspective

    45. Molecular and Cellular Basis of Hypertrophic Scarring

    46. Pathophysiology of the Burn Scar

    47. Comprehensive Rehabilitation of the Burn Patient

    48. Musculoskeletal Changes Secondary to Thermal Burns

    49. Mitigation of Burn-Induced Hypermetabolic and Catabolic Response during Convalescence

    50. Reconstruction of Burn Deformities: An Overview

    51. The Use of Skin Grafts, Skin Flaps and Tissue Expansion in Burn Deformity Reconstruction

    52. Microvascular Technique of Composite Tissue Transfer

    53. Reconstruction of the Head and Neck

    54. Correction of Burn Alopecia

    55. Reconstruction of the Burned Breast

    56. Management of Contractural Deformities Involving the Shoulder (Axilla), Elbow, Hip and Knee Joints in Burned Patients

    57. Care of a Burned Hand and Reconstruction of the Deformities

    58. Management of Burn Injuries of the Perineum

    59. Reconstruction of Burn Deformities of the Lower Extremity

    60. The Ethical Dimension of Burn Care

    61. Intentional Burn Injuries

    62. Functional Sequelae and Disability Assessment

    63. Cost-Containment and Outcome Measures

    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


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