Burn Care in the Field Hospital

  • Evan M. Renz


This chapter is provided as both a refresher and a primer for general surgeons and other physicians who anticipate caring for burn casualties in an austere combat hospital environment. The experience level of general surgeons in the care of severely injured burn patients is widely variable, ranging from having no experience whatsoever to daily work in a burn center. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a list of key and essential management priorities which may ultimately help you improve the outcomes for severely burned patients within the limitations of your facility’s resources.


Donor Site Thermal Injury Abdominal Compartment Syndrome Total Body Surface Area Inhalation Injury 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.USAISR Burn CenterBrooke Army Medical CenterFt. Sam HoustonUSA

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