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The heat is on: Modern Trends in Burn Care


By Anjay Khandelwal, MD , Director, Paul and Carol David Foundation Burn Institute, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Burn Center

More about Anjay Khandelwal, MD, FACS, FICS

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Summarize the factors affecting the depth of and varying degrees of burn injuries. 2. Describe the initial acute management of patients with burn injuries, from pre-hospital to burn center. 3. Identify some of the recent medical and surgical advancements in burn care.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

Recent advancements in burn care will improve patient outcome.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


Dr. Khandelwal has indicated the following affiliation/financial interests: Consultant, Avita Medical and Exsurco Medical.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Total Burn Care, 5th Edition. Herndon, et al. Overview of the management of the severely burned patient

New technologies in global burn care - a review of recent advances. Kearney et al. International Journal of Burn and Trauma. 2018; 8(4): 77-87