A portable, universal patient positioning and holding system for use in the burn patient 'The Burnwalter'

Carl I. Schulman, Beth J. Namias, Oscar Rosales, Louis R. Pizano, C. Gillon Ward, Nicholas Namias

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Abstract

A technique is described for the intra-operative positioning of the burn patient, which allows circumferential access without the need for specialized equipment or extra personnel. The equipment is available in any standard operating room and table without the need for redesign or new construction. In addition, it allows full 360° access and eliminates the need for extra personnel to hold proper positioning. This allows for more efficient operating and should minimize the unwanted sequelae of hypothermia and blood loss. Operating time may be decreased and the patient may require less operative procedures. The same or more work can be done by less personnel, in less time, with no added cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-649
Number of pages3
JournalBurns
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2005

Keywords

  • Burn patient
  • Debridement
  • Hypothermia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

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