Burn Wound Care

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Abstract

The goals of burn wound care are removal of nonviable tissue, prevention of infection, and facilitation of wound healing, while controlling pain and maximizing outcome. This article reviews the basic pathophysiology of burn wounds; describes the evaluation of the depth, location, and extent of the wound; and discusses the myriad of wound care products on the market including their strengths and weaknesses. This article guides the reader through wound assessment and designing the appropriate treatment plan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-227
Number of pages15
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

Keywords

  • Burn wound
  • Dressings
  • Wound assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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