The Guru-UKM method: Synergistic effect of hydrogel, hydrofibre and dermal conservation in burn wound management

Farrah Hani Imran, Chik Ian, Enda Gerard Kelly, Razman Jarmin

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Abstract

Initial wound care idioms were designed around a moist dressing in presumed better wound healing. As wound care advances, innovations of dressings were formed. In the Guru-UKM Method (GUM), we combined two well-established dressings producing a synergistic effect in burn wound management. Patients with deep partial thickness burns were selected for the GUM. From the time of admission, they receive 2 cycles of paraffin tulle dressings once every two days to allow demarcation, then are reassessed for suitability of the GUM technique. We discuss 7 different burn cases that presented to our Burn Unit from January 2014 - June 2015.All dressings should create a suitable moist environment for healing, yet should be a painless dressing to help the patient return to normal function as soon as possible. In burn wounds, a suitable dressing ideally also biochemically debrides fibrin and softens hardened eschar and slough, without necessitating the patient to undergo general anaesthesia and surgical debridement. The Guru-UKM Method is a combination dressing technique that facilitates optimal burn wound management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-94
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Medical Journal Malaysia
Volume17
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

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Hydrogel
Bandages
Skin
Wounds and Injuries
Burn Units
Debridement
Fibrin
Burns
Paraffin
Wound Healing
General Anesthesia

Keywords

  • Burn wounds
  • Debridement
  • Dermal conservation
  • Hydrofibre
  • Hydrogel

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  • Medicine(all)

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The Guru-UKM method : Synergistic effect of hydrogel, hydrofibre and dermal conservation in burn wound management. / Imran, Farrah Hani; Ian, Chik; Kelly, Enda Gerard; Jarmin, Razman.

In: International Medical Journal Malaysia, Vol. 17, No. 3, 01.12.2018, p. 89-94.

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