Preventing Burns in the Elderly by Ernest Grant

Read this important article, authored by Ernest Grant, MSN, RN, FAAN, of UNC Hospitals, to help the baby boom population age well and stay burn-injury free.

Seniors 65 years and older currently make up 13.7% of the U.S. population and these numbers are expected to increase to nearly 20% over the next twenty years. Are healthcare providers prepared to care for this growing and vulnerable population?

An article on this topic, authored by Ernest Grant, MSN, RN, FAAN of UNC Hospitals, assists healthcare providers in recognizing the older adult's characteristics and vulnerabilities to burn injuries. Following the guidelines listed will enable seniors to live in their homes comfortably and worry-free for as long as possible.

For more info, see the Nurses in Print section of the Nursing Media Library and the accompanying test for nursing CEs: http://www.unchealthcare.org/site/Nursing/nursingmedialibrary/index.html

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