Consensus of the clinical application of eschar dermabrasion in burn wounds

Title: Consensus of the clinical application of eschar dermabrasion in burn wounds
Edition: Original
Classification: Experts consensus
Field: Treatment
Countries and regions: China
Guidelines users: Burn clinicians
Evidence classification method:
Development unit: Chinese Burn Association
Registration time: 2021-02-04
Registration number: IPGRP-2021CN030
Purpose of the guideline: As one of the three fundamental debridement techniques in burn surgery, eschar dermabrasion is optimal to manage fresh deep-partial-thickness burn wounds. Despite decades’ application in clinic, considerable discrepancies exist on the timing, instruments, procedures, dressings and post-operative treatments, etc., leading to inconsistent clinical outcomes. Thus, we reviewed and screened relative literatures and analyzed the articles with high-level evidence, to draft a rough version of guideline. Then after extensive discussions among experts of burn wound management, a consensus guideline finally formed, which would provide scientific and standard guidance for application of eschar dermabrasion in burn wounds.