n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Scar management during rehabilitation of burn patients : an occupational therapist's perspective : more about ... burns

Volume 26, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Rehabilitation of the burn patient is a long and intensive process that requires a dedicated team approach starting with inpatient care. In the South African setting the role of the occupational therapist (OT) during outpatient rehabilitation is integral to enhancing function and quality of life of the burn survivor. There are no designated burn rehabilitation centres in South Africa. This article describes an OT's perspective as experienced at the Tygerberg Hospital Pressure Therapy Outpatient Department.

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