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Thursday, April 24th, 2014
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West Penn Hospital Childbirth Comprehensive One Day
Saturday, April 26th, 2014
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Answers to Burning Questions

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Answers to Burning Questions, a course designed for nursing students, provides thorough instruction on burns, including their various types, depths, severity levels, pathological zones and effects. Student nurses will learn how to distinguish between first, second, and third degree burns, and will learn effective initial treatments for each type. In this course, participants will navigate through a voice-recorded PowerPoint presentation and complete a course evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the characteristics of first, second, and third degree burns
  • Discuss priorities of primary survey including airway, breathing, circulation, disability, exposure and fluid resuscitation
  • Understand the formulas used to calculate initial fluid needs
  • Describe initial treatment priorities for various burn types
  • Discuss the initial management of the burn patient
  • List the Burn Center’s referral criteria

Expected Outcomes

  • Distinguish among burn severity levels
  • State priorities of primary surveys
  • Estimate patients’ initial fluid needs
  • State treatment priorities for thermal, chemical and electrical burns
  • Articulate effective initial care for burn patients


  • Nursing students
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