This course will cover the therapist’s management of upper extremity and hand burns from acute injury through scar formation with rehabilitation implications including edema management, orthotics, precautions and appropriate exercise throughout each phase. Wound coverings, dressings, and scar management techniques will be addressed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA
Course created on May 31, 2019
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AR/1.0; AZ/1.0; CA/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DE/1.0; GA/1.0; HI/1.0; IA/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID/1.0; IL/1.0; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY/1.0 Category 2; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI/1.0; MO/1.0; MS/1.0; MT/1.0; NC/1.0; ND/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NM/1.0; NY/1.0; OH/1.0; OR/1.0; PA/1.0; RI/1.0; SC/1.0; SD/1.0; TN/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT/1.0; WA/1.0; WI/1.0; WV/1.0; WY/1.0
- Participants will be able to identify at least three burn wound characteristics.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two surgical options and therapies to promote burn wound healing and recovery based on the burn wound characteristics.
- Participants will be able to identify appropriate orthotics to use in each phase of burn healing and scar formation.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three wound coverings that may be useful in treating hand and upper extremity burns through the healing process.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learning outcomes, Burn depth, classification, Biological dressings and wound coverage, and Emergent phase|
|15-30 Minutes||Acute phase|
|30-45 Minutes||Operative management|
|45-60 Minutes||Rehab phase, Contractures/deformities, Summary, Q&A|
Nora Barrett, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Nora Barrett has 21 years of OT practice and 12 years of experience as a CHT. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and has an Advanced Certification in Hand & Upper Quarter Rehab from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Nora has focused her clinical practice in hand and upper extremity trauma, burn injury and wounds through hospitals and outpatient clinics in Boston, MA, Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and now Bend, OR. Nora has presented nerve, multi-trauma and wound/burn topics at various courses and conferences throughout the country and co-authored the Wound Chapter in the upcoming 7th edition of Rehabilitation of the Hand & Upper Extremity, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA.
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