The best approach to burns is to prevent them from happening in the first place. There are a number of prevention strategies and recommendations for adults and children that effectively reduce burn risk.
The way a burn wound heals depends on many factors, including its cause (etiology), pathophysiology, infection and treatment. Burn wounds heal differently from trauma wounds in various ways, and therefore treatment is different.
Most burn injuries happen at work or at home, particularly in the kitchen. The cause determines the type of burn injury and may vary depending on the age of the patient. Here you can explore the causes of different types of burn injuries: thermal, chemical and electrical.
It is important to understand what happens to the skin and the body after a burn in order to treat the injury properly. When you provide the right emergency care quickly and effectively, the patient’s wound has a better chance of healing.
Burn injuries are a major global health problem. It is essential to understand their epidemiology in order to direct burn prevention programs. Burn injuries are among the top 15 leading contributors to the burden of disease worldwide. Burn survivors have the burden of temporary or permanent disability and economic hardship, for both the victim and the family.