Our specialists have extensive experience managing the unique challenges that burn patients and their families face. Our team meets regularly to discuss individual cases, working together to create plans of care that will lead to successful outcomes.
The Burn Center uses a multidisciplinary approach in the care of burn-injured patients.
A general surgeon and a plastic surgeon experienced in the care of patients with burn injuries guide the team.
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants partner with our physicians in the management of burn-injured patients. These health care providers may assist the physician in daily in-patient rounds, surgery and the management of outpatient visits.
Clinical nurse specialists, nurse manager and clinical nurses are all involved in the care of patients within the Burn Center. Nurses provide 24-hour care for patients within the in-patient unit. This care focuses on the patient’s physiological, psychological, social and spiritual well-being.
Physical therapists, occupational therapists or hand therapists provide care to burn-injured patients to maintain optimal mobility, and restore deficits in function and mobility.
The Clinical dietician coordinates all activities related to nutrition care of patients, completes an analysis of nutrition status and develops and implements a program of education specific to the patient’s needs.
Social Service Team
Social workers, integrated care managers and home health liaisons:
- Coordinate financial assessment and intervention
- Assess discharge planning needs and coordinate resources
- Coordinate with third party payers’ required information to approve and/or pay for needed services
- Assist in identifying community resources, including Burn Survivor’s Support functions
Content Updated: November 13, 2014