Burn Critical Care

  • Aaron Crookshank
  • William B. Hughes
  • Daniel O. Hensell


Rapidly assess the burned patient, determine unique risk factors, and appropriately involve the burn specialist when criteria are met. Intervene with management strategies, including proper resuscitation, airway management, and surgical evaluation. Recognize when special circumstances alter management such as chemical, electrical, or inhalation injuries. Monitor for complications to individual injuries and develop a comprehensive approach to nutrition and rehabilitation that allows for complete recovery.


Compartment Syndrome Alternate Current Fluid Resuscitation Edema Formation Inhalation Injury 
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On the Web

  1. The American Burn Association.
  2. The Journal of Burn Care and Research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aaron Crookshank
    • 1
  • William B. Hughes
    • 2
  • Daniel O. Hensell
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical CareTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Burn Center, Department of SurgeryTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, Burn CenterTemple University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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