A Case Study on The Use of Metcovazin® in Burn Treatment



School of Health Sciences Muhammadiyah Pekajangan, Pekalongan



Background: Burn is the most common trauma in children due to contact with fire, hot object, elec­tricity, and chemical. The size, location, and depth are important factors that affect the care and healing of wound. Without proper and correct treatment, com­plication can occur to the wound, such as infection, toxic shock syndrome, and adverse scars. This study aimed to assess the performance of Metcovazin® in burn treatment u­sing TIME principle.

Subjects and Method: This was a case study. The theme of this study was the performance of Met­covazin® in burn treatment using TIME principle. Wound healing prin­ciple that was used in this study was Tissue management, Inflammation & In­fec­tion control, Moisture balance, Edge (TIME). Children with second degree burn wound lo­cated in the upper and lower extreme­ties was selected as focus in this study. This stu­dy was described in two cases: second degree burn wound without treatment and with TIME principle treatment.

Results: TIME principle was able to spur healing of the second degree burn wound.

Conclusion: TIME principle is able to faster wound healing of second degree burn wound. The com­­­bination of Metcovazin® and modern dressing is an effective strategy to healing second de­gree burn wound.

Keywords: Metcovazine®, child burns, TIME, modern dressing

Correspondence: Irnawati. School of Health Sciences, Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan, Central Java. Email: irnawati@stikesmuh-pkj.ac.id. Mobile: 089517100822.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26911/theicph.2019.05.32

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