Burn Rehabilitation - Introduction to Basic Concepts
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About the Course
This online course will present the basic concepts to understand burn rehabilitation, including how burns affect the skin, how scars develop and what are their characteristics, as well as commonly used rehabilitation interventions used in the management of burns.
After this lesson, you will be able to:
Explain the impact of burns on skin
Explain the wound healing process
Explain how hypertrophic scars develop, what are their characteristics and what are their impact on functions
Explain the most commonly used surgical methods to deal with burn wounds and burn scars
Explain common rehabilitation interventions used to prevent and manage burn scars
Skin function and burn basic knowledge
Escharotomy and the reconstructive ladder
Development of burn scars
Risk factors for the development of hypertrophic scars
Skin dysfunctions after burns
The impact of scar contracture of limb function
The impact of scar contracture on multiple joints
Assessment and management of edema during rehabilitation
Burn scars and the use of pressure therapy
Pressure therapy devices - Pressure garments
Pre-test to evaluate the level of knowledge of participants on the topic prior to start of the course.
Mini quiz after each lesson to help participants review key points.
Post-test to evaluate improvement/knowledge acquisition after the course.
Criterias to pass the course:
Complete all the learning activities within the specified time limit.
Obtain a grade of 80% or more in the post-test.
This course is for
Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists.
Other burn professionals (ex: nurses).