Care of the burn patient: “A hot topic”- 3 Contact Hours



About 4,000 people die each year in the United States from fire and burn injuries. Burns is one of the leading causes of childhood injury. They can be caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases. Another kind of burn is an inhalation injury, that is caused by breathing smoke, or from overexposure to the sun. More than 50 percent of burn patients are treated in specialized burn centers, and most hospitals have trauma teams that care exclusively for patients with traumatic injuries

Learning Objectives

At the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Review the definition of burn
  • Identify various types of burns
  • Discuss the different agents that can cause burns
  • Summarize the treatments of burns
  • Discuss a nursing plan of care and nursing intervention for burns

Course Content

Total learning: 2 lessons / 1 quiz Time: 3 hours



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