Management of major burns: rehabilitation and recovery
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Management of major burns: rehabilitation and recovery

Gabby Rowley-Conwy Acting clinical resource nurse, Burn Intensive Care Unit, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Management of major burns is complex and challenging because of the serious and often life-threatening nature of the injuries and associated systemic complications. Therefore, the burn care practitioner requires comprehensive knowledge of the treatment options and procedures that may be used to maximise patient rehabilitation and recovery. This article aims to discuss the latest evidence in burn care, and the treatments and interventions that a patient may receive following a major burn injury.

Nursing Standard. 28, 25, 65-70. doi: 10.7748/ns2014.

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 30 March 2013

Accepted: 16 July 2013