University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Burn Care

Intimacy After Burns
Intimacy After Burns Sexual Relations In most instances there should be no reason you would not be able to resume your sexual relationship after discharge. If the genitals or surrounding areas were involved, remember that this area will be sensitive
Emotional Readjustment for Adults After a Burn
Each person will cope with the stress of the injury and hospitalization in his or her own way. Dealing with the emotional stress involved in a burn injury is an important part of accepting and recovering from burn injury.
Emotional Readjustment for Children After a Burn
Returning home can be a very exciting event after a child has been in the hospital for a long time. As a parent, you should remember, however, that there is going to be a time of readjustment, especially if your child has been in the hospital a long time.
First 48 Hours of Burn Care Treatment
Upon arrival to the hospital, the injured person is admitted directly to the burn Treatment Center. During this time, vital body functions are assessed and treated. Breathing and circulation are maintained first.
Home Care Instructions for Burns
Home Care Instructions for Burns Daily Skin Care Wash involved areas with mild soap. Avoid perfumed soaps as they may cause irritation. Make sure to gently wash involved area thoroughly as excess buildup (i.e. drainage or dead skin) may result
Burn Awareness and Prevention
Burn Awareness and Prevention techniques and recommendations for all ages.
General Burn Prevention Tips and First Aid
General Burn Prevention Tips Develop a home exit plan Practice twice year Install smoke alarms Check frequently, change batteries twice year Hot water safety Set water heater no higher than 120 degrees Matches lighters Keep out of reach sight of
Burn Glossary
Burn Glossary: definitions of all burn-related terms.
Caring for Your Burn After Hospitalization
Your newly healed skin will require some special care and consideration when you return home.
Burn Care
Burn Care - Patient Education Burn Awareness and Prevention for Children Guide Burn Glossary Caring for Your Burn After Hospitalization Emotional Readjustment for Adults Emotional Readjustment for Children First 48 Hours of Burn Care Treatment From Cooking to Burns General Burn Prevention Tips and First Aid Home Care Instructions for Burns Intimacy After Burns

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