Burn incidences, injuries, and mortality have continued to decrease steadily. However, burn injuries continue to be traumatic and life-altering experiences for clients and their families.
Responses to an injury depend on age, culture, socioeconomic status, coping mechanisms, body image, and family support. Treatment goals include providing clients with appropriate physiological care and emotional support and helping them return to as normal a life as possible. Emotional and physical challenges can continue for months or years. Social, community, and family support are essential if the individual is to have quality of life after such an experience.
The purpose/goal of this course is to examine the body’s response to burns, describe the pharmacological and treatment options for burn clients, and examine the rehabilitative period of burn care.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will do the following:
• Explain the epidemiology, etiology, prevention strategies, and pathophysiology of burn injuries.
• Describe the local and systemic tissue response to burns.
• Describe the emergent period, emergency department management, assessment, and care of burns, including the characteristics of the depth of a burn injury.
• Explain the characteristics of the acute period of burn treatment and client care needs.
• Describe pharmacology, surgery options, and support considerations for the burn client in the acute period of treatment.
• Explain the characteristics of the rehabilitation period of burn treatment and client care needs.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
A maximum of 2.0 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 13664, for 2.0 contact hours.
This activity is an online enduring material. Successful completion is achieved by reading and/or viewing the material(s), reflecting on its implications in your practice, and completing the assessment component.
The ideas and opinions presented in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Annenberg Center and/or its agents. As in all educational activities, we encourage practitioners to use their own judgement in treating and addressing the needs of each individual patient, taking into account that patient’s unique clinical situation. The Annenberg Center disclaims all liability and cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise from participating in this activity or following treatment recommendations presented.
The estimated time to complete the activity is 2.0 hour(s).
This course released on June 1, 2017 and expires on May 31, 2019.