The burn patient represents a significant challenge to the clinician. Yearly there are an estimated 1.4 to 2.0 million burn injuries and 10,000 burn related deaths in the U.S. The Essential Burn Unit Handbook covers the spectrum of burn care, from initial assessment and treatment to the long-term sequelae. It is recommended for use by the house officer caring for this often critically injured patient population, as well as for use by emergency room personnel in the immediate diagnostic and treatment phases of burn injury. This practical guide includes sample orders and templates for patient presentation and organization of notes. Illustrations and tables are included to enhance the usefulness of this straightforward volume. References for further study are included in each chapter.