Multidisciplinary Treatment

OF THE BURN PATIENT

Target Audience:
Intensive care nurses responsible for burn care, operating theater nurses for skin grafting and reconstructive surgery, and wound management nurses

Requirements for participants: RN

Number of participants:

8-12

Duration:

1 week

Course Structure:

Presentations and lectures, case discussions, clinical observation

Background

A burn is one of the most severe traumatic injuries, and for that reason, to achieve optimal health and wellbeing for the patient, treatment requires specialized knowledge, advanced professional skills and an understanding of the processes that occur as a result of the injury. In most countries, the need exists for treatment programs on a national level that will provide teams with a professional and skilled response to handle a burn patient scenario as it occurs.

Main Objectives

To improve the quality of treatment of burn patients in hospital and outpatient care through acquiring knowledge and professional skills for all stages of treatment.

Main Course topics:

  • National healthcare system and burns
  • Burns and disaster situations
  • Prevention
  • Defining a burn
  • Treatment of a burn patient: in and out of the hospital
  • Conservative and surgical treatment of a burn
  • Scars and reconstructions
  • Global treatment approaches to burn patient care
  • Multisystem complications: the respiratory system, infections, metabolic responses, etc.
  • Multidisciplinary burn patient treatments
  • Coping strategies for the patient and his family
  • Emotional consequences for care providers
  • Burns in children
  • Discharge from the hospital to home care
  • Missions and humanitarian aid around the world
* The course structure serves as a guideline and can be modified and tailored according to the needs and objectives of each client.

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