What are the phases of care for children with burn injuries?



  • Phase 1- Initial Evaluation and Resuscitation
  • Phase 2- Initial Wound Excision and Biologic Closure
  • Phase 3- Definitive Wound Closure
  • Phase 4- Rehabilitation, Resuscitation and Reintegration


For more information on the phases of care, refer to your Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management textbook.

Rimmer and Caruso (2011) “Life Care Planning for the Pediatric Burn Patient”. In S. Riddick-Grisham (Ed.) Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management2nd Edition (pgs. 539-563). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Sheridan and Fox (2004) “Life Care Planning for Children with Pediatric Burns”. In S. Riddick-Grisham (Ed.) Pediatric Life Care Planning and Case Management, 1st Edition (pp.637-657). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

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