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.
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).
Describe the steps to carry out an evaluation of the burned hand and the key elements of evaluation based on the location of the burn.
Anatomy of the hand
Impact of Burns on the Hand Based on Location
Evaluation and Management of Hand Edema
Post-Burn Hand Deformities
Rehabilitation Process of the Burned Hand
Evaluation of the Burned Hand – Explanation of the Process and Concepts
Evaluation of the Burned Hand – Case Demonstration
Evaluation of the Burned Hand – Practical Exercise with Case
This course is for
Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists
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.