Burn Care for General Surgeons and General Practitioners by David G. GreenhalghBurn Care for General Surgeons and General Practitioners by David G. Greenhalgh

Burn Care for General Surgeons and General Practitioners

byDavid G. Greenhalgh

Hardcover | April 25, 2016

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This textbook on burn care is focused specifically on the needs of a surgeon. It provides a "how to do" text that presents the practical strategies for initial resuscitation, skin grafting, burn-specific critical care and ultimately guide the surgeon for the best outcomes for the burn surgeon. It provides the reader with basic pathophysiology but avoids a detailed review of the molecular science of burns. Guidelines for basic care with the chapters covering the timeline used for each patient spanning from initial resuscitation (ABCs) to managing their re-socialization are provided. The text covers the key components to the initial management of the burn patient including airway, breathing and circulation. The reader is introduced to the metabolic changes of a major burn and how nutrition and pharmacologic manipulation affects these systemic effects of a burn injury. The management of burn sepsis as well as the basic concepts of wound healing of the different depths and severity of burns are covered. Another chapter covers the basic techniques of skin grafting, rehabilitation and reconstruction with a focus to optimize the cosmetic and functional outcome of the burn. Special chapters cover management of outpatient burns and pediatric injuries. Special burns - electrical, chemical, cold injuries and finally the treatment of other diseases that lead to massive skin loss are covered. Special considerations for pain, scar management, psychosocial recovery, intentional burns, burn prevention and disaster preparation complete the text.


Burn Care for General Surgeons and General Practitionersprovides a reference for general and plastic surgeons who are planning a career in burns. The textbook will also be a straightforward resource for the general or plastic surgeon who takes care of burns as part of their practice.
David G. Greenhalgh, MD, is Chief of Burns at Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, and is also a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of California at Davis. While he has been involved in all aspects of research related to burn care, Dr. Greenhalgh's specific focus is on the mechanisms that influence...
Title:Burn Care for General Surgeons and General PractitionersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:303 pagesPublished:April 25, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319291599

ISBN - 13:9783319291598


Table of Contents

Epidemiology of Burn Injuries and Burn Care.- Burn Pathophysiology.- Airway Management.- Breathing.- Circulation: Burn Shock Resuscitation.- Metabolic Response to Burn.- Infection and Sepsis.- Wound Healing.- Operative Management of Burns.- Physical Rehabilitation.- Burn Reconstruction Basics.- Outpatient Management of Burns.- Burns in Children.- Burns in the Geriatric Population.- Electrical Injuries.- Chemical Burns.- Cold Injuries.- Exfoliating and Necrotizing Soft Tissue Diseases.- Pain Management.- Important Developments in the Management of Fibroproliferative Scars and Contractures after Burn Injury.- Psychosocial Recovery.- Burn-related Child and Adult Abuse.- Burn Prevention for the Surgeon.

Editorial Reviews

"It is intended as a how-to resource with a particular emphasis on the needs of surgeons. It details approaches to essential burn practice including resuscitation, placement of skin grafts, critical care, and rehabilitation. . this book is a detailed introduction for general or plastic surgeons for whom burn patients are a significant part of their practice. . This is a superb overview written by many of the leaders in burn treatment in the U.S." (David J. Dries, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2016)