The Burn Rotation focuses on the physiologic changes of burn and medical management of burn shock. Residents will be able to complete an initial evaluation of a burn patient, continuous evaluation of the burn wound and participate in the pre-and post-operative care of the burn patient. The Residents will be the primary physician (with faculty supervision) for all of the patients on the burn unit including the ICU and pediatric patients. Resident duties will included:
- Evaluating burn patients in the emergency department (when called by the ED staff), determining the need for admission and initiating resuscitation.
- Complete management of the burn patient in the ICU or chronic area including wound care, ventilator management and invasive procedures as needed. (Examples: escharotomies, placement of venous, arterial or Swan-Ganz catheters, flexible bronchoscopy.) (Note: Elective intubations are most commonly performed by Anesthesia residents). There is no competing “ICU Service.”
- Rounding on patients daily and determining the need for excision and grafting. Assist in performing the operation as needed.
- Participates in post-operative care including working with the physical therapist and occupational therapist to develop a rehabilitation plan
- Participates in twice a week Burn Clinic and participate in long-term follow-up including