Table of Contents

A brief history of acute burn care management.
Teamwork for total burn care : burn centers and multidisciplinary burn teams.
Epidemiological, demographic and outcome characteristics of burns.
Prevention of burn injuries.
Burn management in disasters and humanitarian crises.
Care of outpatient burns.
Prehospital management, transportation, and emergency care.
Pathophysiology of burn shock and burn edema.
Burn resuscitation.
Evaluation of the burn wound : management decisions.
Treatment of infection in burn patients.
Operative wound management.
Anesthesia for burned patients.
The skin bank.
Skin substitutes and 'the next level'.
The pathophysiology of inhalation injury.
Diagnosis and treatment of inhalation injury.
Respiratory care.
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome.
Host defense antibacterial effector cells influenced by massive burns.
Biomarkers in burn patient care.
Hematology, hemostasis, thromboprophylaxis, and transfusion medicine in burn patients.
Significance of the hormonal, adrenal, and sympathetic responses to burn injury.
The hepatic response to thermal injury.
Importance of mineral and bone metabolism after burn.
Micronutrient homeostasis.
Hypophosphatemia.
Nutritional needs and support for the burned patient.
Modulation of the hypermetabolic response after burn injury.
Etiology and prevention of multisystem organ failure.
Acute renal failure in association with thermal injury.
Critical care in the severely burned : organ support and management of complications.
Burn nursing.
Care of the burned pregnant patient.
Special considerations of age : the pediatric burned patient.
Care of geriatric patients.
Surgical management of complications of burn injury.
Electrical injuries.
Cold-induced injury : frostbite.
Chemical burns.
Radiation injuries and vesicant burns.
Exfoliative diseases of the integument and soft tissue necrotizing infections.
Burn injuries of the eye.
The burn problem : a pathologist's perspective.
Molecular and cellular basis of hypertrophic scarring.
Pathophysiology of the burn scar.
Burn rehabilitation along the continuum of care.
Musculoskeletal changes secondary to thermal burns.
Reconstruction of bodily deformities in burn patients : an overview.
Reconstruction of the head and neck after burns.
Management of postburn alopecia.
Trunk deformity reconstruction.
Management of contractural deformities involving the shoulder (axilla), elbow, hip, and knee joints in burned patients.
Acute and reconstructive care of the burned hand.
Management of burn injuries of the perineum.
Reconstruction of burn deformities of the lower extremity.
Electrical injury : reconstructive problems.
The role of alternative wound substitutes in major burn wounds and burn scar resurfacing.
Aesthetic reconstruction in burn patients.
Laser for burn scar treatment.
The ethical dimension of burn care.
Intentional burn injuries.
Functional sequelae and disability assessment.
Management of pain and other discomforts in burned patients.
Psychiatric disorders associated with burn injury.
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