Burn Wound Care…..Bringing the Sexy Back!
Course Directors: Crystal New RN, BS and Mary-Liz Bilodeau, RN, MS, CCRN, ACNPC
This conference is geared to the novice burn nurse or those nurses working in non-burn settings such as
Emergency Departments, Urgent Care Centers, etc. The basics of burn wounds will be addressed as well
as surgical and non-surgical options for managing the burn wound.
7:30- 8:00: Registration
8:00-8:30: Overview: Demographics, Etiology, Depth & Extent, Pathophysiology- Katherine Aceto, RN
This session serves as basis for describing the burn patient in general – who gets burned, how and why. Also covered will be the basics of pathophysiology of the burn wound
8:30-9:45: Wound Care Options – Ashley Smith, RN
This session will cover the non-surgical options for managing burn wounds. This will include cleansing, debriding and selection of a topical agent and dressing.
10:00-11:00 Surgical Options: Acute & Reconstructive - Jon Friedstat, MD
This session will address the surgical approaches to burn wounds – both acute closure as well as reconstructive options
11:00- 11:15: Burn/Wound Care Research - Jon Friedstat, MD
This session will provide an overview of the research being done at MGH with respect to wound care.
11:15-11:45: Telehealth - Benji Meller
This session will provide an overview of providing burn follow-up through telehealth and virtual visits at home. We will discuss the logistics of this program.
11:45-12:00: Burn Referrals- Mary-Liz Bilodeau RN, MS, CCRN, ACNPC
In this session we will provide information on the American Burn Association (ABA) criteria for categories of patients who should be transferred to a Burn Center.