Explore our available Nursing Sessions for the 2021 Annual Meeting.
- Describe the evidence to negate (CON) or support (PRO) nursing practice concerning: 1) use of unit-based burn wound care teams, 2) the practice of popping acute burn wound blisters, 3) use of silver-impregnated dressings for acute burn wounds, and 4) MD vs RN responsibility for burn size calculations.
- Describe the evidence for how best to maintain nurse competency in low-volume, high-risk procedures.
- Identify topics in need of further research that have high impact on the practice of burn nursing and/or nursing care of the burn-injured patient.
- Critique ongoing staffing requirements and optimize patient care utilizing resources available.
- Define the staffing model appropriate for Burn Unit specific needs.
- Critique the morbidly obese patient and identify barriers to wound care.
- Recognize comorbidities common to the morbidly obese patient
- Identify medical and nursing issues unique to the morbidly obese patient
- Examine treatments for soft tissue injuries more common in morbidly obese patients such as NSTI and calciphylaxis
- Identify the value in collaboration between nursing and therapists for optimal timing of therapy and application of functional dressings to maximize function for the burn survivor.
- Identify at least one new dressing technique that the participant will utilize upon return to their burn center to maximize the functional mobility of patients when in their burn dressings maintaining the integrity of the dressing.
- Describe what is clinical deterioration, and distinguish why clinical deterioration in burn patients can differ to other patient cohorts
- Discuss the multiple complex and dynamic human and system factors that can influence capacity to recognise and respond to clinical deterioration
- Describe quality improvement and safety science initiatives that can improve a teams capacity to anticipate, recognise and respond to clinical deterioration
- Define the current status of burn nursing as a recognized specialty by the American Nurses Association.
- Identify how to access the accepted Burn Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice document.
- Differentiate the BNCI competencies and those listed in the Burn Nursing: Scope and Standards publication.
- Describe the current status and proposed timeline for specialty certification.