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Addressing Sexuality with Adult Burn Survivors Guidelines for Staff

Addressing sexuality with burn patients is challenging, but is extremely important. This handout is designed to provide staff with concrete suggestions on how to deal effectively with issues of sexuality and intimacy.

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Bring SOAR to Your Hospital

Learn how to start a SOAR program in your hospital.

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Burn Center Referral Criteria

A burn center may treat adults, children, or both. Learn more about the criteria for burn injuries that should be referred to a burn center.

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Electrical Burns: A New Take on an Old Injury

This article overviews electrical injuries and damage that can happen not just externally, such as burns or amputations, but also internal injuries. Even low voltage shocks can have an affect on your body such as skin sensitivity and memory loss.

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Enjoy the Sun…With Care

Sun alleviates light deprivation syndromes, promotes Vitamin D metabolism and healthy bones. However, problems associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation include not only sunburn, but also cataracts, skin cancer, dehydration, and, in extreme conditions, heat stroke.

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Facing Motherhood: Female Burn Survivors Tell Their Stories

Burn Survivors tell their stories of motherhood, ranging from difficulty conceiving, worries about how their injuries would affect pregnancy, and concerns about how their children would respond to their scars.

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Fireworks: Not Worth the Risk

Cruising along I-40 wearing a seatbelt and surrounded by airbags set to pop in an instant, I pass “Crazy Bob’s Fireworks Bazaar!” (not my exclamation point). I will drive miles out of the way to avoid the discussion/argument with my kids about why we are not going to go there even though everyone else is.

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Fractional Ablation Laser Therapy for Burn Scars

Fractional ablative laser therapy for burn scars has received extensive exposure in the national media over the last year.This article is written to help you understand this form of therapy as it is being applied to burn scars and bring some perspective to where fractional ablation laser therapy stands in its development as a routinely accepted treatment for burn scars.

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Glossary of Medical Terms

This guide is to help you familiarize yourself with terminology often used in burn centers.

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Hand Transplantation

Loss of one or both hands from burn injury affects thousands of people each year, including many wounded American service members from the armed conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Treatment options and methods to optimize functional capacity of these amputees remain limited and compound the difficulties faced by burn survivors recovering not only from a burn, but from the loss of their hand(s) as well.

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How Kids Hear Hospital Words

Kids have active imaginations. You may say or hear words every day that are familiar to you. A child may tap into his or her imagination to understand what those words mean. This guide is intended to help you realize how differently some words can be perceived by a child and some simple terms to explain them.

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How to Beat the Itch

Almost all of my patients complain of itching at one time or another. For some, itching starts right away, as soon as the burn starts to heal. For others, it may wait until one or two months have gone by.

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Intimacy and Sexuality after a Burn Injury

Recovering from your burn injury has taken a lot of work and energy. As you heal, you may have concerns beyond your survival and physical recovery, such as feelings about your body and relationships with others. It is normal for someone with a burn injury to have concerns about intimacy and sexuality...

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Lasers and Burn Scars: An Exciting New Era in Burn Reconstruction

Dr. Pirko Maguina writes about the treatment of burn scars with lasers. Laser therapy has evolved to be a key treatment option for burn survivors. More than 50 different lasers are used in medicine. Of these, 3 types have proven most useful; the fractionated carbon dioxide laser (FCO2), the pulse dye laser (PD), and the hair removal lasers. The results of laser treatment vary - sometimes with marked improvement and other times with little change. It is a very inspiring time for research, and the latest equipment has brought amazing innovations!

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Managing Pain after Burn Injury (MSKTC)

This article provide tips on managing and coping with pain after a burn injury, both through medication and behavioral approaches like meditation.

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