Burns Resources - page 2

by gwenith

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Hi! I have just taken on moderation of this forum. I have worked burns ICU but do not consider myself an "expert". We recently changed the title of this forum from "Burn ICU" to "Burn Nursing" so we could accomodate a wider... Read More


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    thanks for posting all of these great, great resources. I'm still very much interested in burn nursing. I think it is time that I contact someone at our trauma hospital to see if I can shadow a nurse for part of the summer. But who to contact, I don't know.......any suggestions?

    Thanks again. Sue
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    I would first talk to HRM to see if you can get some names and contacts and then the unit manager/ area co-ordinator I am sure they would be delighted to have you.
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    Quote from gwenith
    I would first talk to HRM to see if you can get some names and contacts and then the unit manager/ area co-ordinator I am sure they would be delighted to have you.
    Thanks Gwenith.....I emailed the Nurse Manager of the trauma center who put me in touch with the director of the burn unit. I have to give her a call (as soon as I finish my summer course...soon) and I'll go there to meet her.

    But what exactly does shadowing a nurse involve? Just watch what they do/observe...????

    and thanks for keeping this thread open with all those links. I'm going through them all...little by little.
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    [QUOTE=gwenith]I am starting the ball rolling for burn resources

    These are good resources for those wanting to know the basics of burns

    http://www.staff.vu.edu.au/CriticalC...e/lecture7.htm
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    I checked this site. So how does a nurse treat a burn?
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    A wonderful burn center .....Check it out for the latest research http://viper.med.unc.edu/surgery/burncent/index.html
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    When I worked burn it was on job training. At first you only observed and learned about the dressings, and if you still wanted to come back they would start teaching you dressings ect... took me 3 weeks before I was allowed to change a dressing. That was 6 years ago. Loved the work, but had to relocate.
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    Another great resource site http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/ibc/emergency_care/

    I will be online later today and will review ALL currently listed sites and update/change them as needed.
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    WHAT IS THE BEST INFOMATION TO POST AT THE HOSPITAL I WORK INFOR BURNS.. LATELY WE HAVE SEEN A FEW, AND BEING IN THE COUNTRY THE MORE SEVERE GET FLOWN OUT TO PERTH. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, AND INITIAL TREATMENT IS A MUST FOR US TO LEARN, I HAVE JUST BEEN ASSIGNED THE WOUND CARE NURSE AND NOW IT'S MY JOB TO SEEK INFORMATION AS A TEACHING TOOL FOR THE OTHER STAFF.... PLEASE HELP JOX
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    Another good site is burnsurgery.org I have found a lot of very helpful info there
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    free professional article:

    the delicate business of burn care

    after reading this article, you should be able to:
    1. describe the american burn association's scale for determining the severity of burns.
    2. discuss burn statistics for the united states.
    3. describe nursing interventions crucial to helping burn patients survive their injuries.
    http://rnweb.com/rnweb/article/artic....jsp?id=278191


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