Burn Navigator® Improves Clinical Outcomes for Injured Soldiers and Other Patients.
A major burn injury is a devastating and severe form of trauma, requiring complex,comprehensive and continuous care. A critical part of this treatment is the administration of fluids intravenously within the first 24 hours. For a soldier hurt on the battlefield in a remote area, providing this initial care is all the more challenging.
“Fluid management for burn patients requires medical staff to assess urine output and otherfactors on an hourly basis and adjust fluid amounts accordingly, to ensure patients are not being over or under hydrated. The approach most commonly used requires manual titration of fluid that may result in human error, potentially leading to suboptimal outcomes.