Burns are graded according to its location of damage. Commonly known as ‘LAPLACE RULE OF 9′. This percentage indicates the amount of surface area of the body which has suffered burns. With the specialised Burns Unit of DESUN patients with upto 30% burns generally survive. But the real challenge is to keep the patient alive and functional when the percentage exceeds 30. However, in many cases DESUN has been successful in saving patients with 60% burns. One such case is discussed later.
DESUN has the most ultramodern and specialized facility for treating burn patients.
The “Burns Unit” of DESUN is actually a “Burns ICU” which has all the support facilities of a modern ICU like ventilators, 7 parameter haemodynamic monitors, syringe pumps, pulse oxymeters, defibrillators etc.
The Burns Unit is a totally separate enclosure having 6 beds with special mattresses to support the burn patients.
The air-conditioning system maintains humidity and temperature as per international standards recommended for Burns ICU and also has special feature of releasing Ozone. Inside the Burns Unit Ozone is maintained at an optimal level. It stimulates local cell regeneration thereby helps to heal faster.
Specially trained nurses and doctors handle the patients for Dressing, Grafting and Plastic Surgery.
One of the biggest problems faced during treatment of burn patients is infection. Here again in Kolkata, DESUN Hospital has Steel OTs and good infection control practices which reduces chance of infection during Grafting, Plastic Surgery and all stages of recovery process.
For the above mentioned reasons the chances of a burn patient’s survival is usually higher at DESUN than other hospitals.
Burns are caused intentionally or accidentally by fire, electricity and highly corrosive agents. However, when the burn is severe both the outer layer and inner layer of the skin gets charred. But the severest form of thermal injury damages deeper tissues, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and even bones are damaged.