Friday, March 13, 2015

Times in the Burn Unit

Burns are a terrible and prevalent injury in sub-Saharan Africa.  Most homes still use an open flame hearth for cooking or warmth and burn injuries are most often related to this.  Patients suffering burns here are more likely to be pediatric patients and thus the peds burn ward is often full (especially in the colder months which are approaching).  Jenny and her husband bought some trinkets to give out to the kids here before she left for her trip.  We took them to the burn ward this morning.  The kazoos were a big hit.


For an older UNC MSI paper regarding burn injury data, see the link below:

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