Burn Injury Resources
We have compiled a list of resources available for people recovering from burn injuries. These include both Utah resources and those available nationally. We want to make these resources available to help you recover physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The Burn Center is a 12 bed adult and pediatric critical care unit located at the University of Utah Hospital. We provide care to patients who have been acutely injured from a thermal, chemical, electrical event or a hypothermic exposure and require specialized wound care. We provide intensive, intermediate and rehabilitation care. In addition to 12 patient rooms, the burn center includes a therapy department, operating room, wound care room, and an outpatient clinic area.The burn center admits 300-350 acute burn patients each year. The outpatient clinic averages 5000 clinic visits per year. In addition to burn patients, the Burn Center treats patients with toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) and soft tissue infections which require surgery and specialized wound care. We serve the largest geographical area of any burn center in the country as well as participate in a telemedicine program.
The University Health Care Burn Camp Program was established in 1993 to help support burn survivors with the personal challenges associated with surviving a burn injury. We currently run five different programs geared toward specific age groups, providing a safe and supportive atmosphere for everyone involved. Each of our programs uses self-esteem building, teamwork and peer interaction to create a fun environment conducive to healing. Our camps provide the tools needed to not only survive your injury, but to also thrive in your recovery. Burn camp is a wonderful way to begin the healing process. Burn camp staff are made up of professional nurses, firefighters, physical therapists, and volunteers. In addition, all have participated in a national camp training program and complete mandatory yearly background checks. The safety of your child is our number one priority. The decision to send your child to camp at a young age can be very overwhelming. We specialize in taking the time needed to make the camp experience an enriching one, catering to the needs of each survivor.
The American Burn Association and its members dedicate their efforts and resources to promoting and supporting burn-related research, education, care, rehabilitation, and prevention. The ABA has more than 3,500 members in the United States , Canada , Europe, Asia, and Latin America . Members include physicians, nurses, occupational and physical therapists, researchers, social workers, firefighters, and hospitals with burn centers. Our multidisciplinary membership enhances our ability to work toward common goals with other organizations on educational programs.
There are 22 Shriners Children’s hospitals nationwide to provide no-cost medical care to those burn injury victims who otherwise could not afford it and contribute groundbreaking research to many areas of the medical field. One such research/care facility can be found in Salt Lake City.
Offering assistance to burn victims throughout the world, this organization fosters an online community for those who have suffered from burn injuries to share their stories and lend strength to one another.
Survivor’s Hope accepts uplifting recovery stories to connect the experiences of burn victims everywhere. The site is a small wealth of photographs, videos, and testimonials to the resiliency of burn victims.
If your burn is a result of someone else’s negligence, we can help you work with the insurance company to recover what you need to cover the medical costs incurred. We can also recommend further resources that will help you as you move towards recovery.
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