Severe Burn Trauma: Pathophysiology, Rescue and Collaborative Care

Author(s): Richard Arbour

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Pharmacology Hours 0.30

Expires Nov 15, 2026

Topics: Hemodynamics, Pharmacology, Trauma

Population: Adult, Pediatric

Role: APRN

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This session covers differentiating first- through fourth-degree burns, body surface area, provider safety and resuscitation goals. We evaluate advanced support in burn trauma with protocol-directed volume resuscitation, hemodynamic/ventilatory support and complex wound care/escharotomy management both within and outside burn centers. A high-level case study features cardiopulmonary support, complex wound care, interdisciplinary care, analgesia and the APRN's role.


  • Analyze clinical findings of severe burn trauma in the context of team safety priorities, patient proinflammatory state and management.
  • Correlate severe burn trauma management with integrated protocol-directed, physiological-based volume resuscitation/pharmacological support.
  • Plan care for severe burn trauma including volume resuscitation, pharmacological/pulmonary support, analgesia and complex wound management.

Continuing Education Disclosure Statement

Successful Completion

Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity, read Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes, and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number CEP 1036, for 1.00 contact hours.

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing education only and does not imply AACN, ANCC, or CBRN approval or endorsement of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


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