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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.

Negative pressure therapy

Negative pressure therapy (NPT) involves applying sub-atmospheric pressure to the burn wound. The use of NPT in burn care is increasing. It is applied to […]

Enzymatic debridement

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®.

Conservative treatment for specific burn areas

The location of the burn wound is an important factor in how to approach conservative treatment. This page summarizes the specific considerations for burns to different parts of the body.

Conservative treatment strategies

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.

Management of granulation tissue

Granulation tissue is new connective tissue with a combination of small blood vessels and fibroblasts. It is formed during the process of wound healing by secondary intention.

Dressing a burn wound

In the treatment plan, choose the most suitable dressing strategy for the patient based on their specific wound(s) and the treatment setting.

Topical agents: creams for burn wounds

Many different topical agents are used for burn care around the world. On this page, you will find some of the most frequently recommended agents. Please adhere to local protocols, if available.

Cleaning and debridement of burn wounds

Cleaning and debridement are essential aspects of burn wound treatment. Whether performed at the emergency room or later in the treatment process, they prevent infection and facilitate wound healing.

Management of burn blisters

Managing blisters is an important aspect of burn wound treatment. There are different approaches depending on the condition of the blisters. Intact blisters Most guidelines […]

Pain assessment, management and sedation

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.