Clinical Challenges in Burn Surgery: Global Burn Surgery

The percent surface area burn for which half of patients survive, known as lethal area 50, or LA50 depends on where in the world the injury occurs. Calling all surgeons and trainees with an interest in providing more equitable delivery of global injury care -

Join our Burn Surgery team as we welcome Dr. Manish Yadav, Plastic and Burn Surgeon at Kirtipur Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal to discuss several recent challenging cases. We’ll discuss the global burden of burn injuries, how emergency burn care systems reduce preventable morbidity and mortality, innovations in resuscitation of burn shock, use of checklists for critical care and safe early excision, and application of palliative care in different cultural contexts.

Co-hosts: Dr. Barclay Stewart, Burn and Trauma Surgeon at Harborview Medical Center and Paul Herman, UWMC/HMC Surgery Resident


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Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants

Learning Objectives

  • Describing the global epidemiology of burn injury, disparities in burn injury and care, and highlight efforts to improve burn care in low and middle-income countries.
  • Discussing two cases at a burn center in Kirtipur, Nepal, highlighting challenges in burn care in LMICs and innovations to address these challenges and provide high level car.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
Registration Expires: 
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • ANCC
  • Attendance
  • JA Credit - AH

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 Attendance
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