Online Course
Burn Injury Management Considerations for Rehabilitation Professionals
Broaden your understanding of burn injury management strategies

1.5-2 hours





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Carin Hunter
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Carin is a physiotherapist with a passion for learning and passing on her knowledge.

Course instructor

SRSHS is a USAID-funded project aiming to improve and increase access to rehabilitation services in Ukraine and Tajikistan

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Burn injuries are a significant global health challenge, causing an estimated 180,000 deaths per year. Non-fatal burn injuries can profoundly impact an individual's physical, emotional and social well-being. Effective burn injury management requires a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, with rehabilitation professionals playing an important role. This course introduces complications associated with burns, such as pain, pruritus, oedema and hypertrophic scarring, and their management strategies. It also provides a brief overview of the surgical management of burn injuries.


This course aims to introduce rehabilitation professionals to key principles of burn injury management.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.


  • Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.
  • Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
  • Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.
  • Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.4 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss key aspects of pain, oedema, scar and surgical management for burn injuries, focusing on common complications and symptoms and the evidence base for treatment strategies
  • select an appropriate intervention for an individual with a burn injury in a given case scenario

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Carin Hunter: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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