Paediatric and adult burns

In this episode of PodMD, Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Suzanne Rea will be discussing the topic of paediatric and adult burns, including the key differences between burns for these patients, the development in treatments in the last few years, the long-term complications of burns, when to refer and more.


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    *As always, all in this PODMD podcast is intended for health professionals and the comments are of a general nature. Information given is not intended as specific medical advice pertaining to any given patient. If you have a clinical issue with one of your patients please seek appropriate advice from a colleague with expertise in the area.

    Today I’d like to welcome to the PodMD studio Dr Suzanne Rea

    Dr Suzanne Rea is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Childrens Hospital and the newly opened Scar Clinic Perth, and a clinician scientist with a special interest in burn surgery and scar treatment.

    Dr Rea completed her undergraduate medical degree at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland and obtained her fellowship in Plastic Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. After relocating to Western Australia, she completed a fellowship in Burns Surgery under the supervision of Professor Fiona Wood. Suzanne was awarded her fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in the specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2014. She was also awarded a doctorate by research (PhD) for her research on scarring completed at the University of Western Australia.

    Today, we’ll be discussing the topic of paediatric and adult burns.

    *We do hope you enjoy this podcast but please remember that the advice here is of a general nature and is not intended as specific advice about a given patient. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the doctor, not PodMD.
    If you do have a patient on whom you require specific advice, then please seek advice from a colleague with appropriate expertise in that area.

    Question 1
    The topic of today’s discussion is adult and paediatric burns. Suzanne, can you give us a brief overview about burns for these two groups?

    Suzanne:

    Question 2
    What are the key differences between burns for paediatric and adult patients

    Suzanne:

    Question 3
    How do you manage burns for paediatric patients?

    Suzanne:

    Question 4
    And how are burns managed for adult patients?

    Suzanne:

    Question 5
    Have there been any developments in treatment of burns for these patients in the last few years?

    Suzanne:

    Question 6
    What are the potential long-term complications of burns in these groups?

    Suzanne:

    Question 7
    How can a GP assist in the management of burns for these patients?

    Suzanne:

    Question 8
    When should a GP refer?

    Suzanne:

    Concluding Question
    Thank you for your time here today in the PodMD studio. To sum up for us, could you please identify the three key take home messages from today’s podcast on paediatric and adult burns

    Suzanne:

    Thanks for your time and the insights you’ve provided.

    Suzanne: Thank you

*As always, all in this PODMD podcast is intended for health professionals and the comments are of a general nature. Information given is not intended as specific medical advice pertaining to any given patient. If you have a clinical issue with one of your patients please seek appropriate advice from a colleague with expertise in the area.