In this pathophysiology paper, the reader is presented with a profile of an elderly patient who recently suffered thermal burns and smoke inhalation injuries as a result of a nursing home fire. This patient’s severe burns were classified as deep partial-thickness and full-thickness and her total body surface area (TBSA) of burns was over 15%. This paper details the different types of burns, the varying clinical manifestations of thermal burns, smoke inhalation injuries, laboratory values associated with burns, and the multitude of treatment necessary for each stage of burn management. Wound healing is described as well as potential risks and complications associated with burns. Suggestions for nursing care are also given in order to properly care for a patient similar to the one in this profile.
"Thermal Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries,"
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Cox, Anna (2015) "Thermal Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries" The Kabod 1( 2 (2015)), Article 5. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/kabod/vol1/iss2/5
Cox, Anna "Thermal Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries" The Kabod 1 , no. 2 2015 (2015) Accessed [Month x, xxxx]. Liberty University Digital Commons.