Burns Resources - page 2
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... Read More
Feb 7, '05Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 17[QUOTE=gwenith]I am starting the ball rolling for burn resources
These are good resources for those wanting to know the basics of burns
I checked this site. So how does a nurse treat a burn?
Feb 28, '05Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 2A wonderful burn center .....Check it out for the latest research http://viper.med.unc.edu/surgery/burncent/index.html
Jul 8, '05Occupation: ICU & PHYSC Joined: Jul '05; Posts: 1When 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.
Oct 8, '05Occupation: icu nurse Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 10,260; Likes: 233Another 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.
Feb 21, '06Joined: Feb '06; Posts: 1WHAT 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
Mar 29, '06Joined: Mar '06; Posts: 1Another good site is burnsurgery.org I have found a lot of very helpful info there
Aug 9, '06Occupation: Nurse Educator Specialty: 16 year(s) of experience in Gerontological, cardiac, med-surg, peds ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '01; Posts: 12,037; Likes: 6,467free 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.
Jan 2, '07Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 6I am just starting in a burn center in surgery....thank you for the info. I have been looking everywhere to get a little knowledge before I go to work...My only concern at this point now is my reaction to the burn patients... I want to comfort them, not with sympathy but empathy and I'm not sure I can pull it off....Any suggestions.
Feb 7, '07Joined: Oct '06; Posts: 4
Sep 19, '09Joined: Sep '09; Posts: 2; Likes: 1Hi all, I completed my degree in nursing yesterday (woohoo) and have been offered a post in the regional burns unit in Scotland. I am very excited about starting and also very nervous at the same time.
I would love to recommend a book to you all that was written by a friend of my husband. This gentleman suffered extensive burns injuries in a deliberate attack and his book is an account of his experience. It is an incredibly moving story and I hope that you would enjoy it. The book is called 'Burnt' and is by Ian Colqhoun.
Thank you for all the resources that have been posted so far, trying to work through them all to get a bit of background info before starting.
Best wishes to you all
Sep 27, '09Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 8,684; Likes: 4,002Hi Hayley good luck with your new job please let us know how you get on in your first few weeks
Jun 23, '10Joined: Sep '09; Posts: 2; Likes: 1Well that's me done almost 8 months in burns. Still loving every minute. Finding it both amazing and challenging. Thanks to all who have posted resources they have been so helpful.
Best wishes to you all
Jun 23, '10Occupation: MedLeg Consul/Educator/WHNP-FNP Specialty: 35 year(s) of experience in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 108,695; Likes: 28,188Congratulations on 8 months, Hazey!!