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Physician / APP Breakout Session

Physician / APP Breakout Session

Will Krost

Burns, Burns, and More Burns

Burn management has consistently been one of the most controversial topics in all of emergency care. With an increase in the frequency of blast injuries in the world and an increasing threat in the United States as a result of terrorism, it should be assumed that there will also be an increase in burn related injuries. This program is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to effectively and safely assess and manage patients various burn-related injuries

Learner Objectives:

1. Recall the anatomy & physiology of the skin.

2. Develop an understanding of burn injuries from thermal (heat) sources and (depending upon presentation length) burns from electrical, chemical, and radiation sources.

3. Perform appropriate initial and focused assessments of burn injuries, including realistically accurate burn depth and extent estimations.

4. Provide appropriate medical and psychological treatment for burn injuries, including decontamination and IV fluid administration.

5. Make appropriate destination decisions based upon the burn mechanism, injury extent, and patient condition.

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Friday
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Will Krost

Burns, Burns, and More Burns

Burn management has consistently been one of the most controversial topics in all of emergency care. With an increase in the frequency of blast injuries in the world and an increasing threat in the United States as a result of terrorism, it should be assumed that there will also be an increase in burn related injuries. This program is designed to provide the learner with the knowledge necessary to effectively and safely assess and manage patients various burn-related injuries

Learner Objectives:

1. Recall the anatomy & physiology of the skin.

2. Develop an understanding of burn injuries from thermal (heat) sources and (depending upon presentation length) burns from electrical, chemical, and radiation sources.

3. Perform appropriate initial and focused assessments of burn injuries, including realistically accurate burn depth and extent estimations.

4. Provide appropriate medical and psychological treatment for burn injuries, including decontamination and IV fluid administration.

5. Make appropriate destination decisions based upon the burn mechanism, injury extent, and patient condition.