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Burn Treatment Advancements

Course #: 03-540

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CE Credit Hours: 3.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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CEU Course Description

Burns are a prevalent and burdensome critical care problem, focusing on stabilizing the patient, preventing infection, and optimizing functional recovery.  The goal of this CEU course is to present an update on the care of burn patients, with special emphasis on the mechanisms underlying burn wound healing and recent advancements in burn wound care. The course will first review the pathophysiology of burns and the optimization of wound healing, exploring inflammation, infection, and nutrition. We then discuss grafting and wound coverage options, before examining ways to monitor and predict patterns of wound healing for different types of individuals. In addition, this course further explores the beginnings of skin tissue engineering and the utilization of some of the key products developed for the treatment of severe burns, as well as a review of the timeline of skin tissue engineering for burn surgery. Finally, we will review dermal substitutes and work towards a composite substitute for permanent skin replacement, as well as the future of harnessing stem cells to improve on current practice. This course is based on articles by BioMed Central Ltd.


CEU Course Objectives

  1. Discuss the safety and effectivity of hyperbaric oxygen for improving burn wound healing.
  2. Explain the goal in selecting the most appropriate dressing.
  3. Investigate which macronutrient consumption in excess may exaggerate the immunosuppressed state and thus increase the risk for infection and sepsis.
  4. Examine which type of graph may be a superior choice for its increased safety and reduced price.
  5. Identify the ratio of expansion for meshed skin for which re-epithelialization might be delayed or even absent.
  6. Describe the features of each burn zone.


CEU Course Syllabus

  Pathophysiology of Burn Wounds   0.26 Contact Hours  
  Optimization of Healing Techniques   0.50 Contact Hours
  Additional Patient Considerations and Future Directions     0.20 Contact Hours
  Tissue Engineering Background   0.66 Contact Hours
  Cultured Epidermal Autografts   0.38 Contact Hours
  Dermal Substitutes   0.38 Contact Hours
  Adapting Products to Clinical Practice   0.38 Contact Hours

Total = 3 Contact Hours

Instructional level:  Intermediate

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