Reduction of the mortality rate in aged burn patients.

  title={Reduction of the mortality rate in aged burn patients.},
  author={G Z{\"o}ch and Guenther Meissl and Saskia Bayer and E Kyral},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={18 2},
The management of elderly burn patients is time consuming for both nursing staff and physicians, and therapy remains often challenging and controversial. In a retrospective study, we analysed the outcome of two periods with different treatment modalities. An increased number of nurses, a change in the local burn wound treatment, better documentation of wound status and general conditions, and last, but not least, of nutritional aid, enabled us to reduce the mortality rate in patients over 65… CONTINUE READING