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Implementation of a Nurse-Driven Burn Resuscitation Protocol: A Quality Improvement Project

Author(s): Kyra Fahlstrom, RN, BSN, CCRN, Cameron Boyle, RN, BSN, CCRN, Mary Beth Flynn Makic, RN, PhD, CNS, CCNS

Contact Hours: 1.00

CERP A: 1.00

Expires Feb 01, 2017

Topics: SkinWound

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Burn resuscitation, including titration of fluids and administration of colloids, is often driven by physicians’ orders. Inconsistencies in burn resuscitation cause over resuscitation, which has adverse consequences.


  • Identify the purpose and methods of fluid resuscitation in burn patients
  • Describe the process and practice changes involved in the nurse-driven burn resuscitation protocol quality improvement project
  • Discuss how the nurse-driven burn resuscitation quality improvement project improved the care of burn patients

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