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Ls3-- types of burn dressings?

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Specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery. Has 6 years experience.

Anyone know a site that tells about this? Ive been using saunders and i only see allografts, xenograts, biosynthetic, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

dslpninla

Specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery. Has 6 years experience.

Anyone??

Do you have your old med surg book from LPN school? I used that to go over my burns. That seemed to cover the area, if not let me know.

dslpninla

Specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery. Has 6 years experience.

Great idea! Thanks!

LoopsRN2

Specializes in Surgery, Med/Surg/ICU, OB-Peds, Ophth.

Anyone know a site that tells about this? Ive been using saunders and i only see allografts, xenograts, biosynthetic, etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Did you find the info you need? You are talking skin grafting? I can consult my Alexander's Patient in Surgery book & see what it offers. I think those are the 3 basic forms though.

dslpninla

Specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery. Has 6 years experience.

Did you find the info you need? You are talking skin grafting? I can consult my Alexander's Patient in Surgery book & see what it offers. I think those are the 3 basic forms though.

Please do... I appreciate it. Ive google too and found info on fluffers, coban, etc.... I dont think thats what they mean though!:confused:

LoopsRN2

Specializes in Surgery, Med/Surg/ICU, OB-Peds, Ophth.

"Skin grafts can either be slit thickness or full thickness grafts. Split thickness contains epidermis and only a portion of dermis from the donor site; Becomes vascularized more rapidly it may have post graft contractions. Skin can be obtained from the patient on whom it is to be grafted (autograft) as in a *flap or from a liviing or nonliving donor unrelated to the recipient (allograft) A Composite graft is composed of skin and underlying tissues that are completely separated from another area of the body. Composite grafts are usually small so that no portion of the graft is usually greater than 1cm."

From care of the Patient in Surgery, Alexander's.

Where are you in the content guide? I am wondering if EC wants to know what kind of dressings applied to the different degree of burns?

dslpninla

Specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery. Has 6 years experience.

"Skin grafts can either be slit thickness or full thickness grafts. Split thickness contains epidermis and only a portion of dermis from the donor site; Becomes vascularized more rapidly it may have post graft contractions. Skin can be obtained from the patient on whom it is to be grafted (autograft) as in a *flap or from a liviing or nonliving donor unrelated to the recipient (allograft) A Composite graft is composed of skin and underlying tissues that are completely separated from another area of the body. Composite grafts are usually small so that no portion of the graft is usually greater than 1cm."

From care of the Patient in Surgery, Alexander's.

Where are you in the content guide? I am wondering if EC wants to know what kind of dressings applied to the different degree of burns?

Hey thanks! I was really going in the wrong direction!! I take the test tuesday at 8am and just finished reviewing all info tonight... Ugh!! So much! Im so stressed out and nervous! I asked on the epn and was told to know types of grafts, special burn dressings, curlings ulcer, and how to manage burn pt pain. when do you test??

MsPC

Specializes in ED. Has 2 years experience.

From what I can remember I had one graft question relating to why a dressing is used over it and then one burn dressing question that was general. I didn't see the types of grafts listed in the content guide nor did I see the special burn dressings, but I may have overlooked it. Good luck.

LoopsRN2

Specializes in Surgery, Med/Surg/ICU, OB-Peds, Ophth.

Hey thanks! I was really going in the wrong direction!! I take the test tuesday at 8am and just finished reviewing all info tonight... Ugh!! So much! Im so stressed out and nervous! I asked on the epn and was told to know types of grafts, special burn dressings, curlings ulcer, and how to manage burn pt pain. when do you test??

I am hoping to get May 26th. I want this one done before my doc comes back from vacation. I am still on first section of content guide but I :redbeathe LOVE this material. How long did it take you to make it through the content guide? The 3rd section is repeat for me, as almost all of it was learned for my CSA exam :yeah: GOOD LUCK on LS3 tomorrow!! Will you be done then?

dslpninla

Specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery. Has 6 years experience.

Yes its my last exam before fcca and cpne. Woohoo! It took me two weeks to go thru the info but very long two weeks...i USU stay up writing til about 2am ugh! Good you love this info? Should help. I too thought id be well having worked in gi and sx but there were hardly any questions on my ptactice exam about those! Oh well!

You should do fine relax and get some rest, :zzzzzyou have alot of experience to fall back on. GI was not on the practice exam but may be on the actual exam. I would be suprise if any type of graft would be on the exam...but you never know. Good luck to you.

dslpninla

Specializes in GI, Outpatient Surgery. Has 6 years experience.

You should do fine relax and get some rest, :zzzzzyou have alot of experience to fall back on. GI was not on the practice exam but may be on the actual exam. I would be suprise if any type of graft would be on the exam...but you never know. Good luck to you.

Thank you.... Have you taken ls3 yet??