What is included in inpatient treatment of burn injuries?

Updated: Jan 10, 2018
  • Author: Robert L Sheridan, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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The management plan for patients with large burns that require inpatient care is usually determined by the physiology of the burn injury. Management strategies for these patients are beyond the scope of this article yet generally require a coordinated approach that involves a specialized team. Hospitalization is divided into 4 general phases, including (1) initial evaluation and resuscitation, (2) initial wound excision and biologic closure, (3) definitive wound closure, and (4) rehabilitation and reconstruction.


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