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Advances in Burn Care
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Release Date: 08/11/2022
Expiration Date: 08/10/2025
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Advances in Burn Care

Program Overview

According to Kearney, Francis, and Clover (2018), resuscitation is a critical therapeutic intervention in managing acute burns. Although this may be the first intervention for patients, hospitals and trauma centers must pre-plan before managing burn patients and burn-related MCIs. Critical areas of planning identified by Kearns, et al. (2017) are planning and knowledge of the location of resources. Join Dr. Jeffrey Carter in the presentation "Advances in Burn Care & Burn Disaster Preparation." The goal is for you to walk away with increased knowledge of resuscitation rates, inhalation injuries management, and burn dressings. Lastly, start building the disaster resources needed for pre-planning.

Estimated completion time:  >60 minutes

Target Audience: The Trauma healthcare team and other clinical departments.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the correct resuscitation rates for prehospital care.
  2. Participants will be able to identify the immediate steps for the diagnosis and treatment of inhalation injuries.
  3. Participants will be able to recall at least one burn dressing for partial thickness and full-thickness burn injuries.
  4. Participants will be able to state where disaster resources can be found and name at least one advancement in burn disaster care.

Moderator: Jami Blackwell
Faculty Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Carter

Presenter Bio

Dr. Jeffrey E. Carter serves as the medical director of the new University Medical Center Burn Center in New Orleans and as associate professor of surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Prior to moving to New Orleans he served as the Associate Director for the Wake Forest Baptist Health Burn Center in Winston Salem, North Carolina, Medical Director for

the Wake Forest School of Medicine Center for Experiential and Applied Learning, and as the Director of Surgical Education.

He graduated from East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine first in the class and pursued general surgery residency at Wake Forest University with an additional research fellowship in surgical education where he cofounded the Center for Applied Learning after raising $3.5 million as a second year resident. The center focused on experiential learning and produced improved patient care outcomes such as zero sentinel event rate in the operating room and improved trauma team efficiency gaining national recognition. He continued training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill with a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care followed by another fellowship year in Burn Surgery where he received the Womack Scholar Award.

In 2008, his research in burn injuries was recognized by the American Burn Association with the Moyer Award, the highest award in the field of burn care for a physician in-training. He has won numerous teaching awards with clinical and research interests including advances in burn care and education, macroeconomics of medical education, and team-based education with novel biomimetic simulators.

Collaborating with fellow Wake Forest burn surgeons they developed an advanced technique to apply spray skin in large injuries dramatically reducing patient length of stay. He followed with the first application of autologous cell suspension (spray skin) on the face of burn victims on this hemisphere and received international recognition with outstanding results.

He serves on multiple national committees for the American Burn Association and combined his passion for teaching and burn care with a grant from the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma to develop an Advanced Burn Provider Course. This curriculum was developed with a national multidisciplinary needs assessment and new biomimetic burn simulators that were scaled for production following validation and publication. The course is now being evaluated by the ABA and the Organization and Delivery of Burn Care Committee. He plans to continue advancing burn care, emergency preparedness, and education while starting the new Burn Center at UMC.


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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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