In preparation for our 51st Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, we have collected our available burn therapist sessions to attend throughout the week below. Be sure to read up and register for your favorites!

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

The PT/OT SIG is offering a comprehensive review of anatomy, kinesiology, evaluation, and interventions needed to treat the burned hand, wrist, and arm. Particular focus will be placed on clinical reasoning, diagnostic testing, and open discussion of challenging cases. The goal is to provide an opportunity for active learning and application of principles to better address common consequences of upper extremity burns.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

This workshop will be on the management of the shoulder complex through the acute, intermediate and long-term phases of healing, from a burn therapist’s perspective. We will discuss: outcome metrics, an interdisciplinary approach, and intervention strategies as they pertain to commonly seen consequences secondary to burns to the should complex.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Traditionally splints designed to stretch the axilla have been limited to positioning at mid-range shoulder abduction to minimize the risk of neural compromise. Splinting the axilla towards end of range abduction from the acute stage of wound healing and continuing through all stages of scar development and maturation will be presented as an alternate option to traditional splinting. Outcome data related to the efficacy and safety of this splint in a pediatric cohort will be presented and attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to fabricate the splint and prescribe a splinting regime to prevent axilla contracture.

Friday, April 5, 2019

ABA offers the only certification for physical and occupational therapists who have specialized in burn rehabilitation. The Burn Therapist Certification (BT-C) is an online portfolio process. Come learn the ins and outs of how to apply and get feedback from currently certified therapists about their experience.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Management of the burned hand in adults and children will be presented through acute and reconstructive principles. These surgical principles and clinical cases will provide insight into proper timing for early management, surgery, and advanced rehabilitation of all burn depth injuries. The burned hand will require the multidisciplinary team of the burn surgeon, therapist, and nurses to assure maximum functional return in a timely fashion.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Burn care providers often disagree about various therapeutic interventions for the burn patient. In this session, experts from the burn team will debate four resolutions: (1) Silver sulfadiazine is the topical antimicrobial of choice for deep burn wounds among inpatients; (2) Transpulmonary thermodilution should be used to guide acute fluid resuscitation for major burns; (3) a pharmacologic intervention (e.g. IVIG, steroids, etanercept, cyclosporine) should be used in patients with SJS/TEN admitted to a burn unit, and; (4) Following successful grafting, splints should be applied preventatively before a limitation in range of motion is present.