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Burns rehab meet the experts

Session outline

Based on the Global Health Data Exchange there are more than 8 million new cases of burn injury worldwide with just over 100,000 deaths. This leaves a very large population with significant complications including contractures, neuropathy, heterotopic ossification and amputations. In addition, burn injury and scarring causes significant psychosocial impairment. The number of areas of conflict around the world are also resulting in a large number of burn injuries with a significant burden in overloaded health systems.

This session will discuss the optimal timing of rehabilitation techniques with surgical approaches and pain management techniques. Psychological aspects of early burns management and it’s impact on adjustment to activity limitation and participation will be discussed. The focus will be on physical therapy and pain management in the context of prolonged multidisciplinary rehabilitation, orthotic and garment management and return to work issues.

Target audience

We expect that this short workshop will be attractive to

  • Administrators
  • Policy makers
  • Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Allied health
  • Medical practitioners
  • Students
  • Trainees
  • Nursing staff

Learning Outcomes

  • Attendees will have an increased awareness of the timing of rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of the impact of rehabilitation on activity management and participation
  • Attendees will have an improved understanding of the variation in psychological responses to long term management
  • Attendees will discuss options for patient and family training to facilitate rehabilitation interventions