Face Care

Face care management is taught to clients with a superficial dermal burn injury. Healing is expected within 10-14 days. This page outlines key aspects of face care management.

shaving, cleaning, ointment application, exercises

Enquiries

For clarification of information, or to speak with a burns clinician, please contact:

e: burnsunit@alfred.org.au  Attention: Allied health/nursing, VABS

References
  1. AlfredHealth/ Surgical services/Burns. Available at: http://prompt.baysidehealth.intra:89/Search/SearchLibrary.aspx. Accessed June, 2018.
  2. Gallagher JJ, Ludwik KB, Williams-Bouyer N, Villarreal C, Herndon, DN. Treatment of infections in burns. In: Total Burn care. 4th edition. Edinburgh: Saunders, Elsevier; 2012. P. 137-156.
  3. The Joanna Briggs Institute. Recommended Practice. Burn Scar Management: Moisturization. The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, JBI@Ovid. 2016; JBI15611.
  4. The Joanna Briggs Institute. Recommended Practice. Facial Burns: Care of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Mouth. The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, JBI@Ovid. 2016; JBI2535
  5. The Joanna Briggs Institute. Recommended Practice. Facial Burns: Topical Ointment / Cream. The Joanna Briggs Institute EBP Database, JBI@Ovid. 2016; JBI2527.

The following Alfred Health Organisational policy and guidelines were followed by all participants involved in the making of videos;

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Infection and prevention
  • Manual Handling

The Alfred Hospital gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support and contribution of Skilled Medical in funding this project.  For more information on Skilled Medical, please visit www.skilledmedical.com
Supported by:

Ambulance Victoria The Alfred Victorian Adult Burn Services at The Alfred The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne