Burn wound covering :
Dressing are used to cover large surfaces of the body. Usually they are split
thickness grafts harvested either from human cadavers or other mammalian donors
such as pigs. Human amnion may also be used.
Allograft is a graft of skin taken from a person other than the burn victim and
applied to a burn would temporarily ( a cadaver is a most common source)
Kenograft or is a segment of skin taken from an heterogfart animal, such as a
pig. It is useful in preparing debrided area for grafting and is really a
1.Achieving adequate oxygenation and respiratory function
Provide humidified 100% oxygen
Asses for sign of hypoxemia
Asultate chest and note the breath
2.Promoting Peripheral Circulation
Remove all jewellary and clothing
Maintain intake of output accurately
Weight the patient daily
Administer diuretics as ordered.
Promote skin integrity
Maintain body temperature.
Administor antibiotics as prescribed
Promote optimal personal hygiene
Initiate passive and active range of
motion and breathing exercise during early post burn period, provide back care.
Administer analgecis as prescribed