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Patient Care Goals

For patients with burns, rehabilitation begins on admission to the burn unit. Burn Center staff provide comprehensive burn care and foster a recovery mind-set within the patient with realistic expectations for recovery. The goals for rehabilitation are to:

  • Maintain and help to achieve the highest level of function, surgically intervening when necessary to improve it
  • Minimize the impact of wound care on function
  • Restore physical abilities
  • Control scarring and wound contracture
  • Return functionality to the same level as before the burn
  • Optimize self and body image

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