The Essential Burn Unit Handbook, Second Edition

The Essential Burn Unit Handbook, Second Edition

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This handbook is mandatory reading for all those who work with burn patients. It begins with an introduction to the burn unit and then goes on to describe the pathophysiology of burn injuries. It discusses initial evaluation, resuscitation of the unconscious patient, and immediate treatment. A chapter on wound care examines the use of antibiotics and control of burn wound sepsis. Additional topics include nutrition, inhalation injury, general nonburn inpatient wound care, toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome, and pediatric burn management. Two focused chapters cover electrical and chemical burns. The book concludes with outpatient procedures and follow-up and contains an appendix of pertinent terms.The papers on experimental investigations show findings from micro-scale experiments, non-destructive imaging, element testing (coarse grained materials, fine grained materials and mixtures), physical model tests and field tests.

Title:The Essential Burn Unit Handbook, Second Edition
Author:Jeffrey J. Roth, William Hughes
Publisher:CRC Press - 2015-09-15


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