Teamwork for Total Burn Care: Burn Centers and Multidisciplinary Burn Teams

Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Oscar E. Suman, Mary Jaco, Debra A. Benjamin, David Herndon

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    Abstract

    The survivor rate of patients with severe burns has increased in the past decades. Some burn centers have teams composed of experts, clinicians, and personnel all knowledgeable in their own specialized fields. The idea of a comprehensive burn care team is important because burn patient care requires the interaction of various specialists in different fields of medicine and rehabilitation. All members of the team need to interact in a synergistic manner in order to provide the best burn care and outcome for the patient. This chapter focuses on burn team composition, communication, approach to care, team building, and the role that every component of this multidisciplinary group has in relation to the patient and how all members of the team contribute to the best patient burn care.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationTotal Burn Care, Fifth Edition
    PublisherElsevier
    Pages8-13.e1
    ISBN (Electronic)9780323476614
    ISBN (Print)9780323497428
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

    Keywords

    • burn care
    • burn centers
    • burn units
    • burns
    • communication
    • patient care
    • team
    • teamwork

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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