ISBI Practice Guidelines for Burn Care

Rajeev B. Ahuja, Vinita Puri, Nicole Gibran, David Greenhalgh, James Jeng, David Mackie, Amr Moghazy, Naiem Moiemen, Tina Palmieri, Michael Peck, Michael Serghiou, Stuart Watson, Yvonne Wilson, Ariel Miranda Altamirano, Bechara Atieh, Alberto Bolgiani, Gretchen Carrougher, Dale Edgar, Linda Guerrero, Marella HanumadassLisa Hasibuan, Helma Hofland, Ivette Icaza, Leo Klein, Hajime Matsumura, Richard Nnabuko, Arash Pirat, Vinita Puri, Nyoman Putu Riasa, Fiona Wood, Jun Wu, Xia Zhao-Fan, Paul van Zuijlen

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>Practice guidelines (PGs) are recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries, and are designed to define optimal evaluation and management. The first PGs for burn care addressed the issues encountered in developed countries, lacking consideration for circumstances in resource-limited settings (RLS). Thus, the mission of the 2014–2016 committee established by the International Society for Burn Injury (ISBI) was to create PGs for burn care to improve the care of burn patients in both RLS and resource-abundant settings. An important component of this effort is to communicate a consensus opinion on recommendations for burn care for different aspects of burn management. An additional goal is to reduce costs by outlining effective and efficient recommendations for management of medical problems specific to burn care. These recommendations are supported by the best research evidence, as well as by expert opinion. Although our vision was the creation of clinical guidelines that could be applicable in RLS, the ISBI PGs for Burn Care have been written to address the needs of burn specialists everywhere in the world.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA9698
Pages (from-to)953-1021
Number of pages69
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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