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- by gwenith Mar 16, '04Hi! 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 interest group.
One of the things I like to establish is a resource thread where different internet sites, good texts, and other resources can be listed.
Please if you know of any good sites please post them on this thread - it will become the resource thread for burns nursing.
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- Mar 19, '04 by gwenithi am starting the ball rolling for burn resources
please if you find one of the links has either expired, does not work or links to content not related to burns (some of the article links will "shift") please report it so i can come back and either fix the link or replace it.
these are good resources for those wanting to know the basics of burns
here is a post-graduate degree in burns nursing - the down side would be that you have to go to ireland to do it - on second thoughts that is not a downside - i packing my bags!!!
this is an online course
guidelines for the operation of burn units
please feel free to add to this list and please add any texts you find particularly good.
if any of these sites have information that you find misleading or worrying please feel free to contact me.Last edit by gwenith on Oct 8, '05 : Reason: updating burns list.
- Mar 20, '04 by shotnbumI have worked as a Burn RN in the Burn Center in OKC,OK. Very good resources! Keep up the good work.
Quote from gwenithI am starting the ball rolling for burn resources
These are good resources for those wanting to know the basics of burns
Here is a post-graduate degree in burns nursing - the down side would be that you have to go to Ireland to do it - on second thoughts that is not a downside - I packing my bags!!!
Guidelines for the Operation of Burn Units
Please feel free to add to this list and please add any texts you find particularly good.
If any of these sites have information that you find misleading or worrying please feel free to contact me.
- Mar 20, '04 by renerianI worked a hem/onc/bmt unit before I moved here and I was the only nurse on the unit that wanted to float to burn and did so several times a month and I would go to the unit and sign up for OT. I was in the front part with the less serious burns as the unit was split into two. The criticals were in the back.
- Mar 20, '04 by suzy253Just a quick question--do nurses generally need an advanced degree to work in the burn units?
- Mar 20, '04 by shotnbumNo, usually you are trained in the Burn Unit. It does take a while to learn all the dressings, etc. I started in a Burn Center right out of RN school. Loved it!! The unit is a "closed" unit meaning that only Burn RNs can work there...the hospital does not "pull" RNs from us nor did we have to float to other areas. I found it to be the most challenging nursing I have ever done. I still work about one weekend every 5-6 weeks there when the unit needs help!
- Apr 4, '04 by clgmezzoThats right where i work as well, no advanced degree required, a lot of this, as aws mentioned is on the job experience and such, especially with the dressings. At my facility we dont even let OR dress our post ops, they call for us at the completeion of a surgery and our team goes up and does the dressings in the OR, it helps make sure that the dressings are correct and dont need to be redone when they get back to the unit.
- May 10, '04 by Chibi Bakahttp://www.ameriburn.org
I didnt go through these too much, but hopefully they may be helpful.
After oncology, working in a burn unit is another one of my interests, reading all the posts here is making me think twice about oncology. These are 2 things I would really like to do. Im not sure which i will choose, oh well, i havnt even started college yet, im sure my mind will change a million times :P