Online Course
General Assessment of a Patient with Burns
Maximise outcomes for patients with a precise knowledge of burn injury assessment

1-1.5 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 require careful and precise evaluation. Investing time in the initial evaluation helps ensure the best possible management, reduces the risk of long-term complications, and maximises a patient's functional recovery. Moreover, by conducting a comprehensive assessment, the multidisciplinary team can become familiar with the patient's long-term goals and align therapy to these objectives. This, in turn, enhances patient engagement with the treatment plan. To achieve these outcomes, clinicians working with patients with burn injuries should be familiar with the key components of the general burn injury assessment.


This course aims to introduce the key aspects of the general assessment for a patient with a burn injury.


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 1-1.5 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 - 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 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:

  • describe at least three key considerations when setting goals and evaluating a patient with a burn injury and at least three components of the subjective history
  • discuss at least four components of the general objective assessment of a patient with a burn injury

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Carin Hunter: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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