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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.
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.
This video is intended for Harborview Medical Center burn and plastic surgery patients. It provides instructions on donor site care and removal.
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.
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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.