Successful assessment and management of burn injuries
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Successful assessment and management of burn injuries

Catherine Williams Nurse tutor, School of Health Science, Swansea University, Swansea

Burn injuries are common and vary in severity. Early management is essential to reduce patient mortality and morbidity. Immediate care involves accurate assessment of burn depth and appropriate fluid management. This article offers an overview of the assessment and nursing care involved in ensuring successful management of patients with burn injuries.

Nursing Standard. 23, 32,53-62. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.04.23.32.53.c6937

Correspondence

C.Williams@swansea.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review