Pediatric burn care requires an extensive knowledge of the pathophysiology of burns. Critical to a positive patient outcome is the correlation of burn size and depth with appropriate fluid administration, respiratory management, nutritional support, and wound care. Due to the nature of the injury where patients’ recovery times are lengthy, consideration of the child’s psychosocial needs must also be part of the total plan of care.
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Wound Care| November 01 2003
Wound Care of the Pediatric Burn Patient
Jean Merz, RN, MSN;
From the Shriners Hospital for Children, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Reprint requests to: Jean Merz, RN, MSN, Clinical Education Coordinator, Shriners Hospital for Children, 3229 Burnet Ave, Cincinnati, OH 24229 (Jmerz@shrinenet.org).
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Christina Schrand, RN, BSN;
Donna Mertens, RN, BSN;
Cynthia Foote, RN, BSN;
Kelly Porter, RN, BSN;
AACN Adv Crit Care (2003) 14 (4): 429–441.
Jean Merz, Christina Schrand, Donna Mertens, Cynthia Foote, Kelly Porter, Lisa Regnold; Wound Care of the Pediatric Burn Patient. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 November 2003; 14 (4): 429–441. doi:
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