Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TENS)
TENS is life-threatening skin condition usually caused by a reaction to drugs.
A systematic review of TENS patients managed across Burns Units established a baseline for reporting standards and benchmarking of outcomes.
Review of The Alfred hospital’s clinical experience resulted in recommendations for clinical management and evidence that these critically unwell patients are best managed in a multidisciplinary setting that includes burns clinicians.
TENS patients with extensive skin loss should now be transferred early in their disease to The Alfred. Information regarding these catastrophic adverse drug reactions will be notified to Pharmacy using a report generated from the Burns Unit database.