Starting in about 2 weeks, I'm going to be doing a 6 week clinical placement on the Burns and Plastics unit at a major tertiary care centre here. I'm just finishing up 3rd year of nursing school and this is my fourth big med-surg rotation. I'm really excited to be going to this unit (and a wee bit apprehensive I have to admit!) and I'm wanting to prepare myself before I go. I have the next 2 weeks off from school, so I have time to do some reading. I looked at the internet resources listed in the thread above but I'm wondering if anyone has any suggested print resources as well..... I would really appreciate any suggestions of reading to material to help me prepare myself!!
Also, what exactly does the Plastics part of the unit mean? I hear different answers from different people and I'm a little confused. Is it for people who've had skin grafts and such?
Thanks so much in advance for your help. It's my last med-surg rotation until my senior clinical placement in a year (we do mental health, peds and community in our last year), so I really want to make this an excellent experience!