Halima Kabara Salisu M.
Burns. Critical. Multi-center. Protocol
''5. Međunarodni kongres HDMSARIST-a'' i ''8. Međunarodni kongres WfCCN-a''
Šibenik, 12.-15. travnja 2012. godine
Burn Injuries continue to be a major source of mortality and morbidity in low- and middle- income countries of the world of which Nigeria is a part.
We conducted a multi- center survey to evaluate the existence of specific guidelines used in the management of burn injuries in selected tertiary health institutions using a structured questionaire. The outcome of which indicated that while most centers have trained staff (68.4%) with adequate knowledge of burn care, 63.2% do not have standard guideline for burn management, which reflected in the low survival rate (63.2%) in the centers surveyed.
Infection was found to be the leading cause of death (31.6%), which equally supports the absence of burn protocols.
We concluded that despite the advancement in the management of burns in the developed societoes, low and moderate income countries are still backward in this critical issue of burns.