Outpatient burn management

Nurs Clin North Am. 1997 Jun;32(2):343-64.


The outpatient environment is appropriate for the management of many minor or moderate burn injuries. Ambulatory care moves across the continuum of recovery from treatment of the acute insult, through the rehabilitative phase of care, to surgical reconstruction. The patient and family actively participate with the multidisciplinary team in the design of a holistic plan of care. Ongoing evaluation of progress is provided to achieve optimal outcomes based on standards of care and standards of practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Ambulatory Care / methods*
  • Burns / physiopathology
  • Burns / rehabilitation
  • Burns / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Injury Severity Score
  • Patient Care Team