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burns, burn care, burn center, lesions, referral, total body surface area, wound care



  1. Hermans, Michel H. E. MD


GENERAL PURPOSE: The purpose of this learning activity is to provide an overview about burns and current burn care.


TARGET AUDIENCE: This continuing education activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurses with an interest in skin and wound care.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES/OUTCOMES: After completing this continuing education activity, you should be better able to:1. List factors affecting the types, size, and depth of burns.2. Propose first aid and treatment for various burns.


ABSTRACT: Burns are a very specific type of injury and, particularly in the case of large and/or deep lesions, require highly specialized care. This article gives a basic overview of burns and burn care and is not intended to discuss overall burn care in detail.