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Burns presentations in conflicts and disasters often reflect those commonly seen in industrial or domestic burns and require a similar management approach. However, in the case of burns following conflict / blast injuries, more complex, combined trauma would be expected. This course will examine the assessment and treatment considerations for burns and highlight some of the common complications and challenges for management seen in disaster and conflict settings.
This course aims to increase your knowledge of the assessment and treatment of burns in disasters and conflicts, recognising the higher risk of secondary complications, due to factors associated with disrupted health systems and access issues.
This course is made up of videos, reading activities, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Considerations for Rehabilitation of Burns in Disaster and Conflict
- Case Study 1: Burns in Disasters and Conflicts
- Case Study 2: Electrical Burn in Disasters and Conflicts
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.
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 2-2.5 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 2 Physioplus 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:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- categorise burn types and healing duration
- describe a basic acute assessment of a burn
- discuss the surgical management of a burn
- develop an acute rehabilitation treatment plan for a burn injury