Despite our best efforts to prevent them, burns happen. They can vary in cause and degree of seriousness, making them often a sudden threat. The best we can do in the event of burns is to properly treat them, in the hope of preventing infection, reducing the pain of the victim and inducing the healing process, both physically and mentally. Therefore, being prepared with the right knowledge is key.
"Understanding the pathophysiology of a burn injury is important for effective management. In addition, different causes lead to different injury patterns, which require different management. It is therefore important to understand how a burn was caused and what kind of physiological response it will induce."
This 37-page manual covers everything from classifying burns, dressings, recognizing and treating subsequent infections...even reconstruction of burn tissue and rehabilitation for the mental scars that can accompany such a trauma. Included is also a first-hand account of what one victim went through after a burn accident.
Be warned that there are images in this document that many would consider graphic, such as scalds and chemical burns on young people, as well as before/after images of reconstructions.
Among the sections within are:
- Causes & Commonness of Burns
- Care of Major Burns
- Burn Prevention & Safety
- First Aid & Treatment
- Initial Management
- Burn Assessment
- Intensive Care Management
- Rehabilitation & Pain Control
This medical handbook is a very important addition to any collection dedicated to educating oneself on treating illness & injury and being prepared with the knowledge in the event of an emergency.