Overview

Target Audience

 

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.

Gap Needs

 

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.

 
Learning Objectives

 

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 evidence-based approaches to fluid resuscitation in the elderly

  • Explain the significance of nutritional support in elderly burn patients

  • Discuss the tools for the burn team to utilize when teaching re-entry skills to the burn patient

  • Discuss the patient population with pre-existing opioid dependence

  • Compare the risks, benefits and costs associated with silver impregnated dressings and alternatives

  • Discuss the risks, benefits and costs associated with fibrin sealants, staples or other fixation options for skin grafts

  • Recognize current state of Burn Nurse Certification process

  • Recognize the unique challenges of the pediatric burn population

  • Discuss the importance of sleep for behavioral and physical health for all burn team members

  • Discuss the team approach to mobilization and pressure ulcer prevention

2019 NRBC