Fires, chemicals, electricity, explosions, hot liquids, steam, and grease… these are the common causes of burn injuries. But what does it mean to have a first, second, third, or fourth degree burn? This is one of the many questions likely to be asked if you or a loved one suffers a burn injury.
You can find the answer to this question, and many more, in the Understanding a Burn Injury factsheet from the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center. This factsheet explains the different degrees of burn injury along with the size and severity of the injury. It also helps you better understand skin grafts, infection, nutritional needs, and what to expect during rehabilitation and recovery.
Visit msktc.org/burn, and get the answers you need from experts who conduct innovative and high-quality research, provide patient care, and work to improve the health and overall quality of life for people with burn injury. That’s msktc.org/burn.