The Australian and New Zealand Burn Association Limited.
The Association was formed in 1976 by a group of medical and nursing staff who were drawn together by their common interest in improving the quality of care that their burn patients received. Since then this group has expanded to now include a truly multidisciplinary group of burn care professionals who are in interested in teaching, care, research and prevention of burn related problems.
The multidisciplinary nature of the Association is an extension of every day burn care philosophy, as practiced in burn units throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The Association has an important role in the promotion of the Minimum Standards of Burn Care in Australia and New Zealand and its in this context that this publication and the related EMSB course have been developed.
The patient with burns presents a difficult challenge to most health care personnel. This course is based on the principal that timely emergency assessment, resuscitation and transfer provide the best chance of recovery. Ultimately, the patient that we will be called upon to manage with burns, and perhaps with associated severe injuries, will benefit from this course.
The aim of this course is to provide sufficient factual information regarding the presentation, diagnosis and initial management of the patient with severe burns, to enable medical and nursing practitioners to deal competently with this urgent and often life threatening problem.
The course follows the trauma management protocols as taught by the Australasian College of Surgeons in their Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) Course, as this course is the accepted trauma management teaching system for medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.
The Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) Course provides trauma management guidelines and protocols specific to burns, that are addictive in content to EMST. While EMSB is designed to be a 'Stand Alone Course', which provides sufficient information to define the Minimum Standards of the Emergency Burn Care (of the Austalian And New Zealand Burn Association), the course can also be taught in conjunction with the EMST, providing extra information specific to the management of burns.
EMSB covers the principal of the emergency management of severe burns in Austalia and New Zealand. The course is appropriate for medical and nursing practitioners working anywhere in the field of burn care, from members of the burn unit, to medical and nursing staff in isolated areas. Apart from teaching the material contained, the course seeks to emphasize the benefits of all emergency care givers having knowledge of the same protocols of emergency burn care, as the facilitates primary care and appropriate referral; the ultimate beneficiary of this approach of being our patient with burns.
The information is taught in six separate and complimentary sections:
Course Manual, Formal Lectures, Skill Stations, Interactive Discussion Groups, Simulated Burn Cases and Examination and Clinical Test.
College of Surgeon of Indonesia and the College of Surgeon of Plastic Surgery have a collaboration with Australian New Zealand Burn Association (ANZBA)- Royal Austalasian College of Surgeons (RACS) to conduct the Second Emergency Management of Severe Burns (EMSB) Course in Indonesia.
This course will be held in the International Training Development Centre (BitDec), Nyanyi- Bali beach, which will be divided into 2 stages:
1. February 17th, 2016 ---> EMSB Course I ---> 24 participants
2. February 18th, 2016 ---> Training for Trainers Course (Tt) ---> 12 participants
3. February 19th, 2016 ---> EMSB Course II ---> 24 participants