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Authors: Richard White | Beverley Swales | Martyn Butcher
Date: September 2012
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 27, Number 2
Keywords: Burns, dressings, infection, primary care, sepsis, wound care
The development of infection in a burn can lead to poor healing outcomes and possibly sepsis. Although most patients with burns treated in the primary care setting are unlikely to develop life-threatening infections, clinicians would still benefit from an understanding of the factors that may increase the risk of infection, signs and symptoms of infection, and when to seek specialist advice.
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