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Burn Case Study

A kitchen grease fire ignites causing 2nd and 3rd degree burns in patient Anna Sites. 40,000 hospitalizations occur each year in the United States from burn related injuries (American Burn Association, 2013). In this case, we’ll explore the assessment, pathophysiology, and treatment of a major burn and subsequent shock.

Module 1: Burn

Anna Sites was cooking a meal for her boyfriend. She was frying bacon to add...

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Firefighters and paramedics arrived quickly on the scene. Emergency responders...

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The patient was started on an IV drip of 3-5 mg/10 minutes of morphine for pain...

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Lab tests were ordered including a CBC, chemistry panel, urinalysis, and carboxyhemoglobin...

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Seven days following Anna's admission to the burn unit...

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Summary of the Case

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Answers for the Case Questions

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Health Professionals Introduced in Case

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Optional Links to Explore Further

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