Chapter 46. Burns

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. Rodney T. Judson

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch46

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Judson, R. T. (2006) Burns, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch46

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819

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Keywords:

  • burn injury;
  • airway maintenance;
  • ventilation;
  • first aid;
  • fluid resuscitation

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The anatomy of the skin

  • Epidemiology

  • Pathology

  • Systemic effects of burns

  • Infection

  • Assessment and management of the burned patient

  • Secondary survey

  • Assessment of the burn

  • Definitive management of the burn patient

  • Plastic surgery

  • Nursing care of the patient

  • Nutrition

  • Electrical burns

  • Chemical burnsReferences

  • MCQs