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 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


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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