Key Features

  • Compiled and edited by one of the world's leading authorities on the management of patients with burns.
  • Discusses the management of burn patients from their initial presentation through long-term rehabilitation.
  • Addresses the clinical, physical, and social needs of the burn patient and emphasizes a multi-faceted, "team approach" to treatment.
  • Covers how to devise integrated treatment programs for different groups of patients, such as elderly and pediatric patients.

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 Considerati

Details

No. of pages:
880
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416032748
Electronic ISBN:
9781416064060

About the author

David Herndon

Affiliations and Expertise

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