AMMC staff gets burn victim support course

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - Representatives from the Firefighters Regional Burn Center in Memphis sat down with medical professionals at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

Advanced burn life support course was given, teaching them on how to be prepared when a burn patient comes into their department.

Dr. Bill Hickerson with the Burn Center says everyone in the medical field need to make sure their constantly re-educating themselves on the latest in medical practice, "Things are really changing with burns. It used to be that we gave a lot more fluids than we do, now. There's different ways to be prepared with these and what we're looking for and how we manage them. And so, you bet, it's very important to stay on top of all that."

Dr. Hickerson also says people with burn injuries are the ones who stay in the hospital longest because they must stay one day for every percentage area burned they have.

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