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Skin graft management for burn patients

This document provides specific advice and direction in managing skin grafts.

This document was designed to accompany the Burn Patient Management guide and the Donor Site Management for Burn Patients. This document will be reviewed every five years, or more frequently if indicated, and updated as required with current information at that time.

The guide outlines skin grafting procedures in operating theatres including:

  • debriding the graft site
  • applying the donor skin
  • applying and removing dressing at the graft site.

Clinicians working outside a specialist burn unit are encouraged to liaise closely with their colleagues within the specialist units for advice and support in burn patient management, including follow-up care post-discharge.