Biodegradable Temporising Matrix (BTM) for neck contracture release. A case presentation from the nursing perspective

Hana Menzies1

Victorian Adult Burns Service, Alfred Health, Prahan, Vic, Australia


As with all aspects of burns care, collaboration of the multidisciplinary team is paramount to optimise best outcomes. The nursing care of patients receiving such surgical treatments is pivotal in supporting the whole patient during their care.
Biodegradable Temporising Matrix (BTM) is a relatively new dermal substitute technology that burns clinicians are becoming more familiar and confident with managing.
This case presentation follows the patient journey from preadmission, stage 1 and 2 BTM application and grafting and on to scar management.
This case shall be used as an opportunity to share and build knowledge amongst nurses to support the future care of patients receiving BTM.


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