Pinderfields Burn Unit team

Burn surgeon
Definition – is a specialist doctor who is looking after you if you have sustained a burn injury. If it is required, the burn surgeons will operate on your burn.

Definition – is a specialist doctor which looks after you during an operation and keeps you asleep until the operation is over. He/She may also help with pain relief at other times.

Definition – is a specialist doctor who looks after you when if you require intensive care.

Definition - A specialist who can talk with patients and their families about emotional and personal matters, and can help them make decisions.

Definition - A person educated and trained to care for the sick or disabled. Burn nurses have a special training in looking after burn patients and their wounds.

Occupational therapist
Definition - works with anyone who has a permanent or temporary impairment in their physical or mental functioning. The aim of occupational therapy is to help the client to perform daily tasks in their living and working environments, and to assist them to develop the skills to live independent, satisfying, and productive lives.

Is an educated and trained person who assess physical function and helps to restore and maintain as normal a function as possible

Play therapist
Definition – is a trained therapist that plays with children that have sustained burns. The play therapist is trying to help children to express or act out their experiences, feelings, and problems by playing with dolls, toys, and other play material.

Definition – is a specialist in the study of nutrition which deals with food and feeding in children and adults.

Definition – A person who has specialist knowledge of drugs used in treating burn patients.

Outreach Burn Nurse
Definition – An experienced nurse who travels in the community to see and treat minor burns which does not require admission. He/She also follows some patients into the community after their discharge

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