Burns and thermal injuries

The burn patients need a very special care as besides skin burn; they can have associated mechanical injuries, inhalational injury and altered physiology with the risk of hypothermia. Once the patient survives from the acute phase, the appropriate wound management is the further challenge. The psych...

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Main Authors: Sunita Singh, Sarita Agrawal, Manju Agrawal, Nitin Kumar Borkar, Alok C Agrawal
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications 2013-01-01
Series:Journal of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Rehabilitation
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Online Access:http://www.jotr.in/article.asp?issn=0975-7341;year=2013;volume=6;issue=1;spage=47;epage=57;aulast=Singh
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Summary:The burn patients need a very special care as besides skin burn; they can have associated mechanical injuries, inhalational injury and altered physiology with the risk of hypothermia. Once the patient survives from the acute phase, the appropriate wound management is the further challenge. The psychological trauma starts from time of injury to long after survival. Thus focused approach of burn patients allows critical care support, early surgical excision and closure of the burn wounds, patient and family psychosocial support, patient and family education, continuous long-term rehabilitation, re-entry into the society and reconstructive surgical needs.
ISSN:0975-7341