Infection among Burn Patients
... among Burn Patients
Infection is a major issue among burn patients. Controlling it is also a significant challenge among nurses and other health care professionals. In the US, on an annual basis, about 500,000 individuals seek treatment for burns. Among these individuals, 40,000 are often hospitalized for their injuries, with about 25,000 of these patients being admitted to specialized burn centers (Murray, 2011). On the average, about 4,000 individuals perish from fire and burns year after year, and of these, 3500 deaths are attributed to residential fires, and the rest are caused by motor vehicle accidents, electrical injuries, chemical exposures, hot-liquids and substanc...