Burn Wound Care


The new shower trolley and water source

With support from Johnson and Johnson, Malawi Surgical Initiative and the NC Jaycee Burn Center helped improve burn wound care at Kamuzu Central Hospital by providing and installing a shower trolley and bath tub.  This equipment allows for easier removal of burn dressings as well as cleaning of the burn wound between dressing changes.  We are also in the process of upgrading the supply chain of dressing packs for burn wounds: replacing plastic with metal kidney basins; undertaking sterilizing of dressing packs within the burn unit; and splinting burn wounds which are high risk for contractures.

The new tub and water heater with patient waiting