Date of Submission
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Dr. Loomis DNP, FNP-C, CHSE, NCMP, CNL
Dr. Fraino DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, NP-C, CNL
Problem: A burn injury can occur in a matter of seconds. Despite advances in medical innovations and scientific progress, accidental burns continue to represent a devastating major public health burden today. Burn traumas represent a great expense to the healthcare system, affect every age and demographic, and continue to possess significant morbidity and mortality.
Context: Due to the current knowledge deficit of basic burn treatment, this Toolkit will provide current best-practice guidelines with evidence-based wound care instruction.
Interventions: An interactive educational instruction, including a pre-test and post-test of overall comprehension, from initial assessment to management of burns. Included will be resources for providers and patients summarizing critical instruction and referral criteria.
Measures: Implementing a professional practice Burn Toolkit to enrich overall awareness and understanding of burns as demonstrated by increased post-test competency. Informed providers will be able to better address health care disparities unique to burn patients, as well as teach and promote burn injury prevention.
Results: After the Provider Toolkit Presentation, data analysis demonstrated improved post-test burn comprehension and overall understanding. Future indications include publication to reach a wider audience and workshops to decrease the overall incidence and societal cost of burns.
Conclusions: This Burn Toolkit will create an essential change in practice resulting in better assessment and burn care, resulting in improved physical and psychological outcomes.
Weyhing, Whitney, "Care After Burn Trauma: A Burn Toolkit for Providers" (2020). DNP Qualifying Manuscripts. 38.