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29. Jahrestagung der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verbrennungsbehandlung (DAV 2011)

12.01. - 15.01.2011, Grindelwald, Schweiz

Semper aliquid novi Africam adferre (Always something new out of Africa)

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  • C. E. Price - Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town, R.S.A
  • H. Rode - Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory, Cape Town, R.S.A

DAV 2011. 29. Jahrestagung der Deutschsprachigen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Verbrennungsbehandlung. Grindelwald, Schweiz, 12.-15.01.2011. Düsseldorf: German Medical Science GMS Publishing House; 2011. Doc11dav48

DOI: 10.3205/11dav48, URN: urn:nbn:de:0183-11dav484

Published: June 21, 2011

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Background: In which we present “tips and tricks”. We will present techniques which we use to make our burns theatre more efficient and safer. As well as skin grafting techniques that are successful and less traumatic to the children.

Methods: 1.Intra-operative endotracheal tube stabilisation for facial burns. 2. A technique for securing split-thickness skin grafts in, paediatric burn patients. 3. The ‘Vacsplint’ for Hands Plus unpublished 'tricks'.

Results: Pictures in talk.

Conclusions: We present a slide show of 'tips' and 'tricks' from the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital Burn Unit.