Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Critical care management in burns: A review of current evidence and guidelines -Part 1

Download

A- A+
Alt. Display

Review

Critical care management in burns: A review of current evidence and guidelines -Part 1

Authors:

Umesh Jayarajah ,

Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, LK
X close

Oshan Basnayake,

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
X close

Gayan Ekanayake

National Hospital of Sri Lanka, LK
X close

Abstract

Recent literature on the management of critically ill patients have altered the beliefs and clinical behaviours, questioning many dogmas that were practiced without much evidence. The critical care in a severely burn-injured patient requires special attention in resuscitation, haemodynamic monitoring, management of complications, organ support and determinants of outcome. The goal of resuscitation is to maintain intravascular volume and tone while correcting the reversible changes in altered physiology, aided by early debridement of burned tissue and elimination of the source of physiological derangement. Practitioners should target resuscitation based on goal-directed therapy using noninvasive markers of cardiac output. The management requires the input of a multi-disciplinary team to achieve critical care and early surgical intervention and management of complications and organ support.

How to Cite: Jayarajah, U., Basnayake, O. and Ekanayake, G., 2020. Critical care management in burns: A review of current evidence and guidelines -Part 1. Sri Lanka Journal of Surgery, 38(2), pp.50–56. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljs.v38i2.8664
Published on 31 Aug 2020.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus