Total Burn Care

4th Edition

Expert Consult - Online and Print

Print ISBN: 9781437727869
eBook ISBN: 9780323246866
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 15th June 2012
Page Count: 808


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!

Key Features

  • Effectively manage burn patients from their initial presentation through long-term rehabilitation.
  • Devise successful integrated treatment programs for different groups of patients, such as elderly and pediatric patients.
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Table of Contents

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

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