Burn Care for General Surgeons and General Practitioners

  • David G. Greenhalgh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Steven Maximus, Victor C. Joe
    Pages 1-14
  3. Kathleen Romanowski
    Pages 15-36
  4. Sundeep Tumber, John A. Scavone
    Pages 37-51
  5. Tina L. Palmieri
    Pages 53-61
  6. Steven E. Wolf
    Pages 73-84
  7. Sharmila Dissanaike, Samantha A. Moore, Derek Yang
    Pages 85-94
  8. David G. Greenhalgh
    Pages 95-116
  9. David G. Greenhalgh
    Pages 117-136
  10. Ingrid Parry
    Pages 137-150
  11. Peter Kwan, Robert Cartotto
    Pages 151-164
  12. Daniel Goldberg, David T. Harrington
    Pages 165-170
  13. Robert L. Sheridan
    Pages 171-187
  14. David G. Greenhalgh
    Pages 189-192
  15. Nicole Gibran
    Pages 193-200
  16. Robert Cartotto
    Pages 201-210
  17. Amalia Cochran
    Pages 211-218
  18. Kevin N. Foster
    Pages 219-228
  19. Damien Wilson Carter, Gretchen J. Carrougher, Tam N. Pham
    Pages 229-238
  20. Kevin Mowbrey, Geneviève Ferland-Caron, Edward E. Tredget
    Pages 239-259
  21. Radha K. Holavanahalli, Amy Acton, Shelley Wiechman
    Pages 261-271
  22. David G. Greenhalgh
    Pages 273-280
  23. Ernest J. Grant
    Pages 281-293
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 295-303

About this book


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 Practitioners provides 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.  


Burn Epidemiology Burn Pathophysiology Burn Prevention Burn shock resuscitation Chemical Burns Pediatric Burns

Editors and affiliations

  • David G. Greenhalgh
    • 1
  1. 1.Univ. of California, Davis Med. CenterShriners Hosp for Children N CaliforniaSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29159-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29161-1
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals