142404 - Fundamentals of Burns Management
- : Online
The aim of this online module is to provide you with the theoretical knowledge and understanding necessary to prevent, recognise and manage burn injury. Completion of this module will enable clinicians to provide optimal care for the burn injured individual.Relevance to General Practice
A burn is an injury to the skin or other organic tissue primarily caused by heat (dry or moist)or due to radiant and electromagnetic energy, electricity, ultraviolet radiation, friction or contact with chemicals. (Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary 32nd Ed, 2012,World Health Organisation, 2018). Costs to the Australian community are estimated at $150 million with more than 200000 cases managed yearly (Douglas, Wood, 2017). Whilst some individuals may not seek assistance for a burn injury, presentations may be to a general practice or pharmacy as well as to a hospital. Effective management of burn injury can help to reduce morbidity and improve outcomes for the affected individual (Douglas, Wood 2017). Accurate assessment and appropriate management by the health professional and promotion of measures to prevent burn injury is important to optimise outcome and reduce cost to the individual and the community.
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