This program is designed for multidisciplinary burn professionals including but not limited to physicians, nurses, physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapists, residents, fellows, social workers, case managers, psychologists, nutritionists, burn technicians, students, pharmacists, firefighters, education outreach personnel and other members of the burn care team.
Providing a therapeutic and functional recovery after a burn injury requires thorough understanding and implementation of current medical practices beginning at the onset of injury and throughout the rehabilitation process. There is a need for greater education of treatments and processes which can facilitate in the healing after a burn injury. The purpose of this conference is education. The topics discussed at this conference are intended to increase the knowledge base for the interdisciplinary burn team members, to better equip them in caring for burn patients. The views and approaches of faculty are offered solely for educational purposes.
An orderly, multidisciplinary approach to burn care provides the greatest outcome for patients. Systematic and evidence-based teamwork between disciplines allows for a holistic approach healing from a burn injury. After participating in this activity, participants should have increased knowledge and ability to:
Describe advances in burn research
Discuss current, evidence-based management of burn wounds
Discuss ethical issues surrounding the management of the burn patient
Discuss quality process and the role of the ABA
Identify current management strategies for the non-burn skin wound
Identify special needs for the geriatric patient
Discuss opportunities to find and participate in international outreach
Describe the nuances of the firefighter burn injury
Describe controversies of treatment modalities for inhalation injury