Handbook of Burns Volume 1: Acute Burn Care / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $108.55
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 35%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (14) from $108.55   
  • New (12) from $108.55   
  • Used (2) from $134.42   


This volume covers the entire spectrum of acute burn treatment. Individual chapters deal with basic aspects of different burn mechanisms as well as the acute care of burn patients. Pre-hospital management, critical care and basic concepts of burn surgery related to the acute phase, as well as the use of skin and skin substitutes in early stages of therapy are addressed in this volume. Chapters on supportive therapies such as optimizing nutrition and fluid homeostasis, infection control and treatment, respiratory support and pain management complete the comprehensive approach to the patient in this early stage of treatment, while chapters on epidemiology, prevention and disaster management enable the reader to evaluate the given information in a broader context.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: David J. Dries, MD (University of Minnesota Medical School)
Description: This is the first volume of a two-volume set of books intended to be a comprehensive reference for burn injury and related problems managed in burn centers.
Purpose: It provides a state-of-the-art presentation on early burn management.
Audience: Senior trainees and practitioners in general and plastic surgery are an appropriate audience for this work coming from major burn centers in the U.S. and Europe.
Features: The 30 chapters are organized into four major sections. Initial chapters describe the history and epidemiology of burn injury. Subsequent chapters present a chronological approach to acute burn management. Prehospital care and controversies in fluid resuscitation and respiratory management are discussed, followed by early organ system dysfunction, general reconstructive principles, optimal nutrition support, and nursing practice in the burn center. Concluding chapters describe nonthermal problems frequently managed in burn centers including electrocution, chemical injury to the skin, necrotizing soft tissue infections, and frostbite. Chapters are clearly written with some occasional color photographs and use tables and figures to good effect, although some of the figures are small and difficult to read. Chapters incorporate an extensive reference list including key references from primary literature dating to within three years of publication.
Assessment: This is a worthy general update for practitioners. However, this volume cannot stand on its own, as the majority of reconstruction considerations are described in the second volume of the set. Compared to other general works originating in the U.S. (Total Burn Care, 4th edition, Herndon (Elsevier, 2012)), this book exhibits a stronger European influence.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783709103470
  • Publisher: Springer Vienna
  • Publication date: 5/7/2012
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 493
  • Product dimensions: 0.10 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc J. Jeschke, M.D., PhD, FACS, FRCSC

Director, Ross Tilley Burn Center, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre;

Senior Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute;

Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada

Lars P. Kamolz, M.D., M.Sc.

Section of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Landesklinikum Wiener Neustadt, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Folke Sjöberg, M.D.

Department of Hand and Plastic Surgery and Intensive Care, Linköping University Hospital, Sweden;

President of European Burns Association

Steven E. Wolf, M.D.

Director of the Burn Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of contributers .- A history of burn care .- Epidemiology and prevention of burns throughout the world .- Prevention of burn injuries .- Burns associated with wars and disasters .- Education in burns .- European practice guidelines for burn care: Minimum level of burn care provision in Europe .- Pre-hospital, fluid and early management, burn wound evaluation .- Medical documentation of burn injuries .- Pathophysiology of burn injury .- Anesthesia for patients with acute burn injuries .-Diagnosis and management of inhalation injury .- Respiratory management .- Organ responses and organ support .- Critical care of thermally injured patient .- Treatment of infection in burns .- Acute treatment of severely burned pediatric patients .- Adult burn management .- Burns in older adults .- Acute management of facial burns .- Hand burns .- Treatment of burns – established and novel Technology .- Wound healing .- Pain management after burn trauma .- Nutrition support for the burn patient .- HBO and burns .- Nursing management of the burn-injured person .- Outpatient burn care .- Electrical injury .- Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of chemical burns .- Necrotizing and exfoliative diseases of the skin .- Frostbite .- Subject index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)