Total Burn Care - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416032748

Total Burn Care

3rd Edition

Authors: David Herndon
Paperback ISBN: 9781416032748
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 10th May 2007
Page Count: 880

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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.

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


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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