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Chapter 15. Burns & Other Thermal Injuries

Burn severity can be informed by each of the following except

A. Fraction of body surface area affected

B. Patient age

C. Presence of medical conditions

D. Inhalation injury

E. All of the above

The correct answer is E. All of the above

Hypermetabolism after burn injuries

A. Can last for 24 hours after the burn

B. Causes an increase in muscle formation

C. Can cause an increase in glycolysis and insulin production

D. Can be slowed with beta-adrenergic blockade

E. Is not catabolic and can be limited by decreased caloric intake

The correct answer is C. Can cause an increase in glycolsysis and insulin production

Care of the burn wound may include which of the following?

A. Closed method occlusive dressings with twice-daily dressing changes

B. Excision of eschar from areas of deep burn injury

C. Exposure therapy with topical agents applied to uncovered areas of the face

D. Temporary coverage with a skin substitute

E. All of the above

The correct answer is E. All of the above

Maintenance of functional motion during burn wound healing

A. Benefits from early consideration with functional position splinting and active motion

B. Is benefitted, in general, by the tendency of the wounds to contract

C. Suffers after early skin grafting due to promotion of wound contracture

D. Is easier to maintain around joints due to increased natural motion

E. A and C

The correct answer is A. Benefits from early consideration with functional position splinting and active motion

Respiratory compromise after burn wounds is commonly due to

A. Early pulmonary emboli (12-36 hours after injury)

B. Inhalational injury

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