Online Course
Burn Wound Assessment
Set the foundation for learning burn wound assessment techniques

1-1.5 hours

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Diane Merwarth
Course instructor

Diane is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of practice in the areas of wound management and burn care.

ReLAB-HS
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Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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Introduction

A burn wound can be a serious and potentially life-threatening injury with unique and challenging complications. Proper burn wound management involves thorough and continuous wound assessment. A burn wound, by its nature, is constantly evolving and requires regular assessment for changes which could affect the treatment plan of care. This course will introduce the learner to basic burn classification and terminology, as well as various clinical tools to calculate the percentage of Total Body Surface Area affected by the burn wound.

Aims

This course aims to discuss the effective initial assessment of a burn wound.

Outline

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

  1. 2 Videos
  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.

Practicalities

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 1-1.5 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 - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. 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 1.1 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:

  • explain burn wound terminology and the Jackson Burn Model
  • identify the five classifications of burn wounds
  • explain the three methods of determining percentage burn of total body surface area