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Acute Care Back to the Basics: Burn Care

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1.  Which level of burn affects the epidermis layer only and is often, dry, red, and painful?
  1. Superficial
  2. Superficial Partial
  3. Deep Partial
  4. Full Thickness
2.  A patient presents with white, waxy, nonblanchable burns after a contact burn during a motorcycle accident. What depth of burn does this patient have?
  1. Superficial
  2. Superficial Partial
  3. Deep Partial
  4. Full Thickness
3.  What is the term used to describe the area of skin that is recruited during movement to allow ROM?
  1. Cutaneous Functional Unit
  2. Total Burn Surface Area
  3. Contracture
  4. Heterotrophic Ossification
4.  What surgical intervention is used as temporary coverage to facilitate growth, often overexposed tendons, for the development of a healthy wound bed prior to grafting?
  1. Amnion membrane
  2. Integra (TM)
  3. Allografting
  4. CEAs
5.  Which type of autograft is typically used for cosmetic areas such as face, neck, and hands?
  1. Mesh graft
  2. Sheet graft
  3. Integra
6.  A patient undergoes autografting to dorsal hand/wrist/forearm for a chemical burn. Surgeon writes orders for the patient to be immobilized in “hand splint”. What is the appropriate positioning for this burn?
  1. Wrist flexion
  2. Intrinsic plus positioning
  3. Neutral wrist
  4. Wrist and MCP extension
7.  A patient is 10 days post- autografting continues to demonstrate < WFL ROM of elbow extension but demonstrates engagement in functional activities which of these is an appropriate intervention?
  1. Immobilization in elbow extension
  2. Nighttime splinting in elbow extension
  3. Stretching only, no splints
  4. Stretching throughout day + Nighttime splinting
8.  Edema management in the emergent/acute phase includes:
  1. Elevation positioning (2+ pillows)
  2. Therapeutic wound dressings
  3. ACE figure 8 wrapping
  4. All of the above
9.  During the time after injury prior to surgical intervention, what is the most appropriate therapeutic exercise recommendation?
  1. PROM
  2. AAROM
  3. AROM and functional use
  4. Immobilization
10.  A strategy for increased stretching compliance is:
  1. Premedication
  2. Family/caregiver presence
  3. Gradual stretching
  4. All of the above

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