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Burns: Assessment, Rehab and Healing
Course Code: NL0515

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COPS-KT, CRC, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, RNs, RRP

Hours: 10

Burns: Assessment, Rehab and Lifelong Healing


  • Burn Incidence and Treatment in the United States: 2015
  • Burns and Traumatic Injury
  • Burns: World Health Organization Fact Sheet
  • National Cancer Institute: Anatomy of the Skin
  • Common Causes of Burn Injuries
    • Burns: Nutritional Considerations
    • Energy and Macro-nutrient Support
  • Micro-nutrient Support
  • Orders
  • What to Tell the Family
  • Types of Skin Burn Grafts
  • Review of Current Research on Skin Grafts
  • Burns: Scar Treatment and Life Care Planning
  • Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of thermal burns
  • Rehabilitation of the burn patient
  • Psychosocial Care of Persons with Burn Injuries
  • Psychological Distress after Burn Injury
  • Understanding and Improving Body Image after Burn Injury
  • Accommodation and Compliance: Employees with Burn Injuries 
Course Objectives:
  1. Discuss the Incidence and Treatment of Burns: Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow

  2. Describe:
    The anatomy of the skin
    Common causes of burn injuries
    Nutrition support as a component of burn care
    Types of Skin Grafts
    Scar Treatment, and
    Areas of Concentration of Life Care Planning for Burn Patients

  3. Review adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of thermal burns

  4. Explain Rehabilitation of the burn patient

  5. Describe the Psychosocial care of persons with Burn Injuries

  6. Discuss questions/issues to consider when accommodating employees with burn injuries


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