On-Call in Burns

On-Call in Burns

Angelos Mantelakis, Ross Weale and Quentin Frew
Release Date: 31/05/2023
Pages: 102
Published: 2023
ISBN: 978-1-911450-84-9
Price £19.99

On-Call in Burns

About the book: Burns is a specialised, and commonly unfamiliar, territory for all plastic surgery trainees. The variety encountered is as fascinating as it is challenging, based on unique concepts of physiology, patient workup and treatment. On-Call in Burns is a survival guide produced by trainee and senior surgeons with vast combined experience in burns centres around the United Kingdom. It aims to provide a practical and concise overview of burns assessment and management to enable trainees to practise safe and effective care. It provides a clear, step-by-step method of approaching the burned patient, coupled with photographs and diagrams that will allow the trainee to contextualize theory with clinical practice. Whether they are starting their first job in burns, preparing for their specialist training interview or revising for the exit exam, this book will be an invaluable learning experience that will provide them with the confidence and ability to manage the simple and complex burned patient.


What’s inside:

• Essentials: Anatomy, blood supply, nerves, pathophysiology

• Emergency department: Assessments, investigations, considerations,


• Management: Minor, major, paediatric, electrical, chemical, cold and radiation


• Procedures: Dressings, excision and grafting, escharotomy, fasciotomy,


• Ward: Teams, handovers, rounds, discharge planning


About the authors/editors: Angelos Mantelakis BSc (Hons), MBBS (Lon), MRCS (Eng) is a Specialist Trainee in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the West Midlands. Ross Weale BSc, MBBS, MRCS (Eng), MSc is a Specialist Trainee in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery. Quentin Frew MBChB, BSc (Hons), PhD, FRCS (Plast) is a Consultant Plastics and Burns Surgeon at the St Andrew’s Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery.