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Burn: Adult & Pediatric

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Burns 101: Initial Management: From the Burn Center at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Burns 101 describes the management and care of burn patients.

Burns 101: Triage: From the Burn Center at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Burns 101 describes the management and care of burn patients.

Burns 101: Biology: From the Burn Center at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Burns 101 describes the management and care of burn patients.

Burns 101: Assessment: From the Burn Center at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Burns 101 describes the management and care of burn patients.

Burns 101: In the OR: From the Burn Center at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, Burns 101 describes the management and care of burn patients.

Burns 102: Escharotomy for 3rd Degree (Full-Thickness) Burns: This burn educational video describes indications and technical aspects of escharotomy. It can serve as an adjunct to teaching, to assist patient care in disaster management and other resource-limited environments.

Burns 201: Initial Care and Debridement of Outpatient Burn Wounds: This video reviews the steps for the initial evaluation and care of outpatient burn wounds. The primary goal is to enhance the capabilities of emergency departments and primary care offices in the care of partial thickness burns.

Burns 202: Overview of Stretches: This video is intended for medical providers, therapists and burn patients. It provides an overview of activity goals and stretches to help prevent common post-burn complications. These include edema, scarring and contractures.

Burns 203: Care of Your Mepilex Ag Donor Site at Home: This video is intended for Harborview Medical Center burn and plastic surgery patients. It provides instructions on donor site care and removal.

Burns 401: Axillary Splints: This video describes the proper applications of the abduction pillow and the custom-made "airplane" axillary splint for burn patients.

Burns 402: Elbow Splints: This video describes the proper applications of the anterior elbow extension and posterior elbow splints.

Burns 403: Hand Splints: This video describes the 3 custom-made hand splints commonly used to immobilize hand post-grafting.

Burns 404: Leg Splints: This video describes the application of the knee immobilizer and posterior foot splint for burn patients.

Burns 405: Neck Splint: This video describes the proper application of anterior neck splint for burn patients.

Burns 406: Ace Wrapping and Tubigrip: This video goes over the methods of ACE wrapping and tubigrip applications for patients with burn injuries. ACE and tubigrip minimize edema and provide vascular support. They are a good bridge to pressure garments as burn wounds heal.

Burns 205: My First Wound Care – A Pediatric Guide: How does a child experience wound care? This video takes a child's perspective. From Tam Pham, MD, et al, at the Regional Burn Center at Harborview.

Caring for Burns Outside the Burn Center: In this presentation Samuel P. Mandell, MD, helps us understand the principles of burn triage.


Burn-Protocol: Protocol for burn injuries that should be referred to a burn center


UW Medicine Regional Burn Center Patient Resources: The Burn Center team provides a patient overview on what to expect in the burn care units and best practices in achieving the best possible recovery.

Researcher Profile: Sam Mandell: Samuel P. Mandell, MD, MPH, FACS, has been a member of the Department of Surgery for many years.

Transfer Center: UW Medicine is a world-class academic health system. We accomplish our mission—improving the health of the public—by providing patient care, educating tomorrow’s health professionals and conducting leading-edge medical discovery.

Level I Trauma Services: Across Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho, Harborview Medical Center is the only facility providing Level I trauma services – the most advanced care, available 24/7 – to adult and pediatric patients.