Once you have evaluated the patient, treatment can begin. This requires a treatment plan. There are many treatment options available, and the best approaches will depend on the type, location and severity of the burn.
Debridement of burn wounds can be achieved using both surgical and non-surgical methods. Enzymatic debridement is a form of non-surgical debridement; the most commonly described and clinically applicable form of enzymatic debridement is NexoBrid®.
Burn wounds can be treated conservatively, either fully or temporarily while awaiting surgery. In cases where surgery is likely to be required, initial conservative treatment reduces the surface area requiring wound excision and grafting, resulting in a reduction in surgery time and limits blood loss.
Most burn injuries are extremely painful, so burn patients need adequate pain treatment. Burn pain varies but is often very severe, especially the first few days post-injury. Pain is subjective, and in the acute phase, it is commonly overlooked by doctors for various reasons. It is important to pay attention to pain – to assess and manage it – for a burn wound patient.