Diane is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of practice in the areas of wound management and burn care.
Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems
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Burn wound injuries place a critical economic burden on healthcare infrastructures worldwide. They are also associated with high mortality rates due to severe complications. Infection is the most common complication in burn wound injuries. Therefore, prompt and precise diagnosis is critical for this patient population to prevent detrimental consequences and optimise healing outcomes. This course will overview signs and symptoms of infection, give insight into the physiological response to burn wound injury, and provide practical guidelines for infection mitigation and prevention.
This course aims to strengthen understanding of wound infection aetiology and assessment. It also explores the complex multiple-system effects of infection in burn wound injuries.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Two videos
- Two reading activities
This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.