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Rehabilitation of the Burned Hand - Introduction and Basic Concepts







Next course date

May 1 to May 31, 2024

Next registration date

About the Course

Knowledge and concepts to establish the base of rehabilitation of the burned hand, with an emphasis on developing clinical reasoning of the therapist, to better identify and prioritize problems and their cause, and thus establish clear treatment goals.

Characteristics of training

  • Combines theory with practice

  • Online video lessons that can be viewed at the learner’s own rhythm and at his own schedule.

  • Mini quiz to help reinforce learning and key points.

  • Practical exercises to put into practice the knowledge and concepts learned.

  • Follow up and support to participants during the period of the course.

This course has been endorsed by:

  • Asia Pacific Burn Association (APBA)

  • Indonesian Burn and Wound Healing Society

  • International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI)

  • Putri Bali Foundation (Indonesia)

  • Taiwan International Healthcare Training Center (TIHTC)

  • Taiwan Society for Burn Injuries and Wound Healing (TSBIWH)

Course objectives

After this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the anatomy of the hand and how the different structures will be affected by burns.

  • Identify functional limitations of the hand post-burn based on the location of the burn.

  • Explain the consequences of edema of the hand, as well as how to assess the presence of edema, and enumerate the interventions commonly used to reduce and control edema of the hand.

  • Describe the most common post-burn hand deformity and the mechanism by which these deformities.

  • Explain the priorities and types of rehabilitation interventions for the different phases of rehabilitation of the burned hand (acute, wound healing and rehabilitation phases).

Course content

  1. Anatomy of the Hand

  2. Impact of Burns on the Hand Based on Location

  3. Evaluation and Management of Hand Edema

  4. Post-Burn Hand Deformities

  5. Rehabilitation Process of the Burned Hand


Evaluations will include:

  • Pre-test: To evaluate the level of knowledge prior to the training

  • Post-test: To evaluate the level of knowledge after the training

Passing criteria:

  • Participants must complete all the learning activities within the allocated period of time.

  • Post-test score of 80% or more.

Participants who meet the passing criteria will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training.

This course is for

Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists. 

This is a sponsored course and there are no registration fees for participants. Limit of 40 participants.

Priority is given to therapists who work directly and regularly with burn patients (either in-patient or out-patient) and have at least 3 years of experience working in burns.


Ching-Yi LU

Ching-Yi LU


Chang LI

Chang LI

Course requisite


Next course date

May 1 to May 31, 2024

Registration date

Registration from April 1 to April 25, 2024  (or until number of places is full).

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