burn care

Burn depth difficult to determine with the naked eyeVisual assessment of a burn injury is insufficient to judge the depth of a burn; hypertrophic scars left by burn injuries are increasingly being treated with lasers with impressive results.
Dermatologists are wound care specialistsWhen routine skin injuries such as mild burns, skin tears, uncomplicated stasis ulcers and minor post-operative wound complications become a routine part of the wound care center purview and are no longer considered a part of what dermatologists can do or wish to do, the dermatology discipline shrinks further toward a marginalized specialty. Learn more
Advances in burn care for kidsThe use of closed dressings in pediatric wound care has shortened hospital stays, decreased dressing changes, and lessened the need for feeding tubes and pain medication.
Dr. Katrina Mitchell's work with burn-injured children in northwestern Tanzania - SlideshowSee photos of Dr. Katrina Mitchell's work with burn-injured children in northwestern Tanzania, highlighting the need for greater global attention.