Burns are one of the most common causes of injuries. Thermal burns from wet sources (scalds) and dry source (fire or flame) account for 80% of all reported burns. Advances in resuscitation and good management have significantly improved survival rates after thermal injury. Healthcare providers should understand the pathophysiology of a burn injury and the current best practice management of wound care. This article reviews and presents an update to the current management of burn injuries and recent advances in burn wound care.
burn wound, wound-healing process, pathophysiology of thermal burns