presented by Sarah Murray
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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Sarah Murray, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
Dr. Sarah J. Murray started her career as an Army combat medic in 1993, then went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from Northwestern State University, LA, in 1998. Since that time, she has earned an MSN in Adult Health Nursing from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas, in the Clinical Nurse…Read full bio
1. Overview of Burn Injury
This chapter will cover the basic epidemiology and most common etiology of burn injury in the United States. In addition, it will cover the special populations of children and elderly survivors of burn injury. The first chapter provides a wide overview of burn injury for the rehabilitation nurse and other health care providers on the rehab team.
2. Initial Burn Assessment and Treatment
This chapter will cover the basic pathophysiology of burn injuries: initial burn assessment and treatment in the acute phase, and the management options and potential complications. This chapter will help the rehabilitation nurse and other team members recognize acute complications that will impact rehabilitation and recovery.
3. Implications for Rehab Nurses
This chapter will cover the implications of burn injuries on survivors in the rehab setting, including common symptoms and treatment options, assessing for and recognizing complications, mitigating scars and contractures, improving nutrition, promoting wound healing, educating the patient on proper wound care, and providing psychosocial support. The main goal of this chapter is to foster the nurse-client-family relationship so the nurse can promote self-care for the client and family across settings.
4. Long-Term Effects of Burn
This chapter covers the potential long-term effects of burn injury, including disturbances in body image, reduced or challenged function and mobility, changes in roles and relationships, and psychosocial and mental health challenges that may impact community reintegration. Strategies to assist burn survivors and their families are discussed.
5. Community Reintegration
Community reintegration is the desired long-term goal for our patients. In this chapter, you will hear a reintegration story that provides an in-depth look into what the patient with a burn injury may experience throughout the recovery process.