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Our Referral Process

We pride our centers on the ease of access for patient referring facilities, agencies and physicians. By calling (855) 863-9595 or (706) 830-7511, you reach one of our physicians or mid-level practitioners who will assist in determining the urgency of the patient’s injury. We will also assist with patient transfer to one of our burn centers. For those requiring less immediate treatment, an appointment at one of our outpatient facilities will be scheduled.

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Breast Reconstruction
Hand & Extremity Injuries
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Laser Scar Therapy
Outpatient Clinic
Reconstructive Surgery
Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders
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The premise and promise of the burn center has been to never turn away a patient in need of specialized burn care. BRCC is unique in many ways, including treating both children and adults to the comprehensive circle of care offered by our medical professionals.

At BRCC, the treatment of patients goes beyond their physical burns and wounds. From the expertise of critical care and pediatric intensivists to the consultation of staff psychiatrists, we truly treat the entire patient. We understand that even a small burn can be catastrophic to entire families, and we work hard to lessen the lasting impact of such injuries.

The acute care is often followed by reconstruction as burn scars can be restricting and interfere with a patients lifestyle. This is often a long process requiring years of reconstructive procedures. Therefore, we have a great opportunity to know our patients and connect with them on a level unlike many other specialties.

Many burn centers focus on the acute injury and once the patient is healed refer them to other surgeons to perform their reconstruction. It has been our experience that having the intimate knowledge of what the patient went through in the initial stages helps us to optimize their reconstructive efforts.


Most burns occur at home or work, and the proper response is important both to helping the patient and ensuring proper treatment of the injury.

First, stop the burning process by removing the source of the burn. However, do not endanger yourself. For example, do not try to grab a live electrical wire.

The next step is to remove any jewelry or clothing around the burned area. This will help prevent further damage if swelling occurs. If clothing is stuck to the burn site, do not peel it off. Instead, contact emergency services immediately.

For initial treatment of minor burns, run cool tap water over the burn for at least 20 minutes. For more severe burns, seek medical treatment immediately.

Do not apply butter, grease, honey or powder
Do not use cotton balls or wool to clean a burn
Do not apply ice directly to the burn

Cover the burn with a dry, sterile cloth
Use ibuprofen for pain management


First Degree
Red and painful with no blistering of skin, such as a minor sunburn

Second Degree
Red and painful with blistering – sometimes significantly blistering – of skin. Injuries will maintain a wet appearance.

Third Degree
Injuries have charred appearance, and will be dry to touch. They will have a leathery or white appearance, and be insensate. Treatment of injury will require skin grafting.

Fourth Degree
Injuries will be catastrophic, involve muscle, tendon and bone, and most often require amputation as treatment.

Transfer criteria recommended by the American Burn Association:

  • Partial thickness burn greater than or equal to 10% TBSA
  • Any burn involving the face, hands, feet, genitalia or major joint
  • Any third degree burn
  • Chemical burn injury
  • Electrical burn injury
  • Inhalation injury
  • Burn injury in patients with pre-existing medical disorders
  • Burns involving concomitant trauma in which the burn injury poses the greater risk
  • Burned children in hospitals without qualified personnel or equipment for the care of children
  • Burn injury in patients who will require special social, emotional, or long-term rehab

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Breast Reconstruction
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Breast plastic surgeries are minimally invasive procedures that restore and improve the size, shape and position of the breasts.  Options for these surgeries include reconstruction, augmentation (enlargement), reduction and lift.  Breast plastic surgeries are tremendously beneficial to women who have lost their breast(s) from mastectomy or lumpectomy and would like to have breast reconstruction to restore natural-looking shape, appearance and size, or lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing.  Patients may also want breasts that are in proportion with their body size, or desire a fuller profile.  At BRCC, our highly-trained and experienced plastic surgery team will discuss your priorities to help you choose the right procedure and achieve your goals.

Is It Cosmetic Surgery?

  • In most cases, breast restoration is treatment of a disease and considered a reconstructive surgery, not a cosmetic procedure.

When’s the Best Time to Have Breast Reconstruction?

  • Our team will work with you to identify the appropriate time for your procedure, accounting for your medical condition, procedural approaches, anatomy and personal desire.  Our goal is to create a personalized plan with you to achieve your goals with optimal outcomes in a safe manner.  Patients who have begun chemotherapy or radiation will need to wait until they have completed that treatment.

Breast Reconstruction Approaches

  • Implants – Implants are made out of silicone, saline or a combination of both.  They are placed beneath the chest muscle.  This differs from breast augmentation where implants are placed on top of the chest muscle.
  • Flaps – During this reconstructive procedure, a breast is created with tissue taken from other parts of the body, such as the thighs, abdominal or gluteal regions.  The tissue is then transplanted to the chest, where surgeons can reconnect blood vessels.

Planning for Breast Reconstruction

Women who will have a mastectomy, or may lose a breast from a lumpectomy, have options for surgery:

  • Immediate Breast Reconstruction – Women who are not undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment may choose to have reconstruction done in conjunction with their mastectomy or other surgical intervention.
  • Delayed Breast Reconstruction – We recommend that women undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment delay their breast reconstruction.  If breast reconstruction is not delayed, a reconstructed breast may lose its appearance, change in shape or texture, become painful and could potentially put a person at-risk. A tissue expander will be inserted after the mastectomy to keep the breast skin that was saved during the procedure in preparation for the final reconstruction, which will be scheduled several months after radiation treatment is complete.
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The specialty of burn care is not relegated to chemical, electrical, flame and scald injuries. At BRCC, our team of highly-trained and experienced surgeons and plastic/reconstruction specialists are also trained in the most advanced treatment and management of cold injuries including thrombolytic therapy.

  • Cold injuries can result in temporary or permanent tissue damage caused by prolonged exposure to temperatures less than 23°F.  Injuries can range from frostnip to more complex injuries including significant local tissue loss and/or limb amputations. The classification of frostbite injuries is similar to burn injuries:
    • First Degree: Superficial without blister formation; Frostnip
    • Second Degree:  Light colored blisters with subsequent peeling
    • Third Degree:  Dark blisters that evolve into thick, black eschar
    • Fourth Degree: Involves bone, tendon and/or muscle
  • A better understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease process has led to recent advancements in the treatment of frostbite.  No longer considered to be a condition of simple tissue freezing, cold injuries are now recognized to be a more complex ailment associated with local tissue injury and vascular occlusion.   Today, treatments are designed to rewarm the affected tissues rapidly, while improving blood flow to the injured area with thrombolytics.  Tissue plasminogen activator, commonly known as tPA and given to stroke victims, is a proven, effective treatment for frostbite injuries resulting in significantly lower amputation rates.  Patients presenting with frostbite should be viewed as a vascular emergency and immediately be referred to a burn specialist who is trained in the use of tPA.  Rapid diagnosis and treatment of cold injuries can significantly reduce the morbidity associated with this injury.
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Hand & Extremity Injuries
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Burns and wounds are not the only injuries healed at BRCC. Our team of plastic and reconstruction specialists offers cosmetic, emergency and elective surgeries, including breast enhancement or reconstruction, hand and extremity operations as well as other procedures.

Hand and upper extremity injuries account for one-third of all emergency room injuries and are the most common disabling work injuries.  Meanwhile, burning and crushing injuries to the hand are one of the likeliest injuries for children under the age of six.

In recent years, BRCC has assembled a team of hand specialists who can treat cases ranging from traumatic de-gloving injuries to simple sprains. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency cases or consultations. With 29 major and minor bones, 29 joints, 123 ligaments, 48 nerves and 35 muscles, the hand and lower arm are complex areas that requires a skilled assessment and treatment plan.

If you are experiencing pain in your upper-extremities, including wrist, hand, and fingers, contact our office to schedule an appointment today. They can offer a wealth of treatments beyond surgery, including medication, topical treatment, injections, or monitored therapy.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (“HBO Therapy”) provides a patient the ability to breathe 100% oxygen at pressures greater than normal atmospheric (sea level) pressure.  This allows more oxygen to pass throughout your body to promote healing, fight infection and kill bacteria.  HBO Therapy can assist patients who have carbon monoxide poisoning, challenges associated with wound healing, necrotizing soft tissue, or skin grafts/flaps.  You may need more than one HBO Therapy treatment to help your recovery.  HBO Therapy does not require a hospital stay, except for patients who are already in the hospital and will be brought back to their hospital room.  Patients using HBO Therapy will go through three phases of care:


During this phase, the patient experiences increased pressure in their ears.  Before the treatment, patients are taught how to clear their ears. The HBO Therapy technician helps the patient release the pressure in their ears during the treatment.


HBO Therapy feels warm during the compression phase due to pressurization. Once the prescribed pressure is reached, the temperature in the chamber cools. During this time the patient may choose to watch TV, listen to music, or sleep. The treatment lasts approximately 90-120 minutes.


The decompression phase begins at the end of treatment. As the pressure is decreased, a “pop” or “crackling” sound occurs as the patient’s ears readjust to normal pressure.

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Laser Scar Therapy
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As part of our long-term care and reconstructive services, we offer laser scar revision treatments. Our surgeons tailor treatment plans based on the type and appearance of the scar and level of a patient’s injury.  Laser scar revisions can assist with loosening of scars to improve range of motion, decrease itching and pain from scars and offer an improved appearance of the scarred area.

Patients often see results from the laser therapy within days of the initial treatment and usually feel minimal side-effects or discomfort.  Improvements may continue with additional treatments, providing short and long term benefits for our patients.  Laser technology is a preferred treatment choice for both hypertrophic and atrophic scars.

Hypertrophic scars have texture and are raised because of over excessive collagen formation.  The most common side effect of treatment is red or purple discoloration on the skin, which may be seen for several days.  Swelling of the treated area may occur, but usually decreases within a few days.  After treatment, your skin is sensitive and it’s very important to limit your exposure to the sun to avoid damaging the treated area.

Atrophic scars are depressions in your skin caused by inflammatory skin conditions, such as chicken pox or cystic acne.  The goal of the treatment is to reduce the scar’s depressions and promote the production of new collagen to help fill in the depressions.  The most common side effects of treatment include redness, swelling and drainage.  After treatment, your skin is sensitive and it’s very important to limit your exposure to the sun to avoid damaging the treated area.

Please speak with our team if you are not sure what type of scar you have or if you want to learn if laser scar revision treatments can help with your scar.

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Outpatient Clinic
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We provide coordinated care with a team of skilled and experienced professionals that includes surgeons, certified wound specialists, nurses, physical & occupational therapists, nutrition counselors and social services coordinators.

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Reconstructive Surgery
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One of the most important steps in the healing of a catastrophically burned patient is the process of reconstruction, especially of extensively burned areas. Due to scar formation from deep second or third degree burns, patients will likely need reconstruction to improve restrictive and hypertrophic burn scars. These burn scars to the face, neck, hands and other regions of the body can restrict motion, such as chewing, drinking and hand or neck or leg movements.

Our team of highly-trained and experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeons at BRCC, is continuing to develop different avenues to best treat our patients, those with congenital and acquired skin anomalies, wounds and people interested in generally improving their appearance and/or self-esteem. Through our experience of working with thousands of patients, we have developed the skills necessary to create a thorough treatment plan to improve the aesthetics, form and function of our burn patients. We are not only involved in the reconstruction process, but also in the in the acute phase of patient care. This helps plan procedures for future reconstruction, enhance rehabilitation and overall improve patients’ form, function, aesthetic outcome and, ultimately, their quality of life.

Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons use their knowledge and experience of dermal substitutes, skin grafting, tissue expansion, laser therapy, flap reconstruction and microsurgery to help rehabilitate burned victims.

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Skin & Soft Tissue Disorders
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Burn and reconstructive surgery is not the only service provided by our surgeons at BRCC. Our team of highly-trained and experienced surgeons and plastic/reconstruction specialists are trained in the treatment and management of skin and soft tissue disorders, including:

  1. Degenerative skin disorders: Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN)
  2. Infectious processes: Cellulitis and Necrotizing Fasciitis
  3. Complex wounds associated with chronic diseases: Diabetic Foot Ulcers and Calciphylaxis
  • Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) are degenerative skin disorders differentiated by percentage of involved body surface area.  While there is some overlap in categorization of SJS and TEN, TEN is characterized with involvement greater than 30% of total body surface area.  Patients often present with a patchy reddening or detachment of the top layer of skin following exposure to a “trigger,” most commonly a medication.  The disease process affects all epithelial tissues of the body and is associated with a significant inflammatory response.   The combination of epithelial loss and severe inflammation leaves the patient susceptible to infections and multi-organ system failure.  The care and treatment for these individuals is similar to those with a thermal injury.  It is for this reason why the medical community favors treatment of these individuals at a multi-disciplinary burn center to limit morbidity and mortality.
  • Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a bacterial infection of the skin, commonly occurring when bacteria pass into the body through an open cut, scrape, burn wound or other puncture wound. Patients with NF may complain of swelling and muscle soreness at the site of the infectious process.  The skin is generally warm to the touch and red or purple in color.  As the disease progresses, it may be accompanied by blisters, ulcers or blackening of the skin.  NF is a medical emergency and should be treated in an urgent manner as the bacteria quickly spreads through connective tissue, and can lead to amputations or death within a narrow window of time.  Aggressive surgical debridement, coupled with systemic antimicrobials and hyperbaric oxygen, is often required to prevent the infection from continuing to spread and potentially result in significant morbidity and mortality.
  • Diabetic ulcers occur in approximately 15% of diabetic patients.  If treated properly, patients can avoid amputation, which affects about 1 in 5 patients who develop an ulcer.  Patients who develop ulcers should seek immediate attention from a specialist.
  • Cellulitis is a bacterial skin infection that can spread rapidly if not treated immediately.  Cellulitis can result in necrotizing fasciitis or sepsis, potentially life threatening conditions.  Patients often present with painful, swollen areas of red skin that are warm to the touch.  Although it’s most commonly seen on the skin of the lower legs, it can occur anywhere throughout the body.  Untreated or mistreated cellulitis can extend through the soft tissues into the lymph nodes and bloodstream, resulting in life threating conditions.  Cellulitis should be treated aggressively with antimicrobials while excluding the diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis.  Significant cellulitis can result in morbidity and mortality and thus should be treated by infectious experts at a medical facility or burn center.
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  • M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2004-2009
  • B.A., Public Health Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1999-2003


  • Plastic Surgery, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences Medical School,Newark,NJ, 2009-2014


  • Hand & Microsurgery Fellowship, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2015-2016
  • Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute, Dallas, TX, 2014-2015


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certified in Hand Surgery


  • Acute Burn Care
  • Brain Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Micro Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery


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  • M.D., Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 2001-2005
  • B.A., Biology, Siena College, Loudonville, NY, 1997-2001


  • Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 2012-2015
  • General Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2005-2012


  • Orthopedic Hand Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2015-2016


  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certified in Hand Surgery


  • Composite Vascularized Allograft: Face & Hand Transplant


  • Acute Burn Care
  • Burn Reconstruction Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Micro Surgery
  • Reconstructive Surgery
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  • Partnered with Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Dedicated Burn Critical Care Unit
  • Laser Scar Therapies
  • Thrombolytic Protocol for Frostbite
  • Education Seminars available upon request
  • Dedicated Burn O.R. 24/7 Coverage by Highly-trained and Experienced Physicians
  • Access to Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers

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  • Partnered with Level 2 Trauma Center
  • Dedicated Team of Hand and Reconstructive Specialists
  • Education Seminars available upon request
  • Dedicated O.R. Space
  • 24/7 Coverage by Highly-trained and Experienced Physicians
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Immediate Emergency Burn Care
  1. Treat according to ABLS or ACLS Protocol.
  2. Use airway and C-Spine precautions.
  3. Stop the burning process.
First Aid for the three major categories


  • Stop the burning process with room temperature water.
  • Remove all clothing, diapers, jewelry, metal and restrictive garments.
  • Monitor pulses in circumferentially-burned extremities.
  • Keep patient warm to avoid hypothermia.


  • BE SAFE: Turn off power source or remove source before rescue.
  • Monitor for cardiac arrhythmias.
  • Start CPR, if needed.
  • Remove all clothing, diapers, jewelry, metal and restrictive garments.
  • Document pulses of affected extremities.
  • Keep patient warm to avoid hypothermia.


  • Remove all clothing, diapers, jewelry, metal and restrictive garments, as these can trap chemicals.
  • Brush powder off before flushing with water.
  • Flush with low-pressure, room temperature water for 30 minutes at the scene if no other trauma and the patient’s vital signs are stable.
  • Keep patient warm to avoid hypothermia.
Airway Management
  1. Administer high flow 100% oxygen to all burn patients. Be prepared to suction and support ventilation as necessary.
  2. If inhalation injury is suspected, consider intubation. Burns sustained in an enclosed space are more likely to result in inhalation injury. Other indications of inhalation injury include:
    • Dark or reddened oral and/or nasal mucosa.
    • Burns to the face, lips, nares, singed eyebrows, singed nasal hairs.
    • Carbon or soot on teeth, tongue, or oral pharynx.
    • Raspy, hoarse voice or cough.
    • Stridor or inability to clear secretions may indicate impending airway occlusion.
    • Mental status changes.
Patient History

Obtain the following patient information:

  • How was the patient burned? Enclosed space? Any deaths at scene?
  • When did it happen?
  • Are there concomitant injuries? Rule out associated trauma.
  • PMH/PSH? Allergies? Medications? Last Tetanus? Drug/ Alcohol history?
  • Last meal?
  • Chemical burns – What was the agent? Concentration?
  • Obtain Material Safety Data Sheets.

Provide Tetanus Toxoid prophylaxis as indicated.


Give all pain medication via IV. Provide morphine sulfate (if not contraindicated) in the following proportions:

  • Adults: 3-5 mg IV every 10 minutes or PRN.
  • Children: titrate IV by weight (0.1 mg/Kg/dose) or consult Burn Center surgeon.
  • Do not use ice, iced normal saline or iced water as a comfort measure.


Place NG tube and decompress stomach if nausea and vomiting are present, if patient is intubated or TBSA greater than 20%.


Circumferential Burns

Consult a Burn Center surgeon concerning circumferential burns of the extremities or thorax. An indicator of decreased blood flow due to circumferential burns is slowing of capillary refill or diminished pulses.

Deep circumferential burns of the chest may impair or prevent mechanical ventilation of the burn victim. Escharotomies are rare, but occasionally necessary, at the referring facility. Consult a Burn Center surgeon.


  • Wrap patient in clean or sterile, dry sheet.
  • Place blankets over patient to ensure warmth.
  • Cover head with extra layer.
  • Warm fluids, if possible.
Hallmarks of child abuse


  • Unexplained burn
  • Implausible history
  • Inconsistent history
  • Delay in seeking medical care
  • Frequent injuries, illnesses
  • Child accuses an adult
  • One parent accuses the other
  • Alleged self-inflicted
  • Alleged sibling-inflicted
  • Pattern of burn
  • Immersion burns
  • Rigid contact burns
  • Other signs of abuse/neglect
  • Prior Child Protective Services involvement

If child abuse/neglect is suspected, please contact the local Child Protective Services Office as soon as possible.

Fluid Resuscitation

Pre-Hospital Fluids:

  • < 5 years………..125 mL/hr
  •    6-13 years……250 mL/hr
  • > 13 years………500 mL/hr

Fluids in the Emergency Department:

  • 2-4 mL Ringer’s Lactate x kg body weight x percent burn
    – Adults ≥ 14………500 mL/hr
    – Child < 14………500 mL/hr
    – Child < 14………500 mL/hr
  • Give half over first eight hours and remainder over next 16 hours.
  • Calculate fluids from time of accident.
  • For electrical burns or TBSA >20%, consider placing a Foley catheter to accurately measure urine output.

Burn situations that require special fluid management are:

  • Electrical injury
  • Inhalation injury
  • Patients in which fluid resuscitation is delayed
  • Patients burned while intoxicated
  • Children and infants

If you have questions or concerns about fluid resuscitation, contact the Burn Center at (855) 863-9595.

Estimate depth of burn injury



  • Are reddened, painful and warm to touch.
  • Are devoid of blisters or skin sloughing, e.g., sunburn.

Second-Degree (Partial Thickness)

  • Are reddened, blistered and painful to touch. When debrided, blisters weep fluid from the wound.
  • Blanch to touch.
  • Are at risk of developing into a third-degree burn. Regularly re-assess second-degree burns to ensure the injury has not converted to a third-degree burn. degree.

Third-Degree (Full Thickness)

  • Are dry/tight/leathery, brown/tan/waxy or pearly white.
  • Are devoid of blanching or capillary refill.
  • Are relatively pain-free, devoid of blisters and may initially appear as second-degree.
  • Need skin grafting to heal.

Fourth-Degree (Full Thickness)

  • Have a charred appearance
  • Extend below the dermis and subcutaneous fat into the muscle, bone or tendon.
ABA Criteria for referral

The American Burn Association has identified the following injuries as requiring referral to a burn center after initial assessment and treatment:

  1. Partial thickness burns greater than 10% total body surface area (TBSA).
  2. Burns that involve the face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum, or major joints.
  3. Any third-degree burn.
  4. Electrical burns, including lightning injuries.
  5. Chemical burns.
  6. Inhalation injuries.
  7. Burn injuries in patients with pre-existing medical disorders that could complicate management, prolong recovery, or affect mortality.
  8. Any patients with burns and concomitant trauma, such as fractures, in which the burn injury poses the greatest risk of morbidity or mortality. In such cases, if trauma poses the greater immediate risk, the patient may be initially stabilized in a trauma center before being transferred to a burn center. Physician judgement will be necessary in such situations and should be in concert with the regional medical control plan and triage protocols.
  9. Burned children in hospitals without qualified personnel or equipment for the care of children.
  10. Burn injuries in patients who will require special social, emotional or rehabilitative intervention.

For questions regarding a burn injury, regardless of size, please call (855) 863-9595

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If it’s an emergent transport, use a moist, saline dressing.

If you’re sending a patient to follow-up in our clinic in the next 24-48 hours, use a polysporn, xeroform, dry-sterile dressing.


The indications for intubation do not differ from those for a trauma patient.


No. The majority of early burn wounds can be treated with topical, antimicrobial agents because the risk of early burn wound infection is low.  The goal is to prevent early colonization.


The anatomy of a child places them at greater risk for airway obstruction following a thermal injury. A child’s airway is relatively small, thus less swelling is needed to cause a clinically significant airway obstruction. Practitioners or caregivers should be aware of these anatomical differences and the potential risk for airway compromise. Soot about the nose and mouth, carbonaceous sputum, and facial involvement following a thermal injury should alert the physician or caregivers to potential future airway issues.  The decision to intubate is based on good clinical judgement with the goal of securing an airway being an elective event versus emergent one.

  1. Notify Child Protective Services/Department of Child and Family Services
  2. Notify Law Enforcement
  3. Rule out other significant injuries (Head CT, Skeletal Survey if able)
  4. Document other injuries/findings
  5. Document history provided by care givers using exact quotes when able

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of Colorado is dedicated to providing comprehensive burn and wound treatment to patients prior to their arrival at our facility. This continuum of care for patients of all ages - from initial injury through reconstruction - can continue through their entire lifetime.

It is our approach, knowledge and expertise that sets us apart from other burn care practices. We are committed to providing prompt acute burn care to patients, which is evident in the 24-7 availability of a dedicated burn operating room. This removes the need for our patients to "compete" for operating room space and helps decrease the risk of infection and other complications associated with delayed excision.

It is significant that we treat patients of all ages under one roof. Why? If an entire family - or even more than one family member - is involved in a burn incident, they are treated at the same facility, which helps decrease the stress on the family and offers a central location for supporters to gather. For our youngest burn patients, we utilize pediatric burn intensivists to improve their chances of survival and minimize complications.

Our training also sets us apart. Our surgeons practice the latest and most-effective burn treatment techniques to help ensure quality outcomes for the initial acute treatment of burn injuries. For long-term reconstructive care, our surgeons have also received advanced training in plastic reconstruction, which allows for early inclusion of reconstruction practices to ensure optimal function and possibly avoid future reconstruction of the restrictive scars. We bolster this training with the 24/7 direct connection to the expertise of the staff at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, GA, the nation's largest and most experienced burn center. Their knowledge base cannot be duplicated anywhere else in the United States. We also have a strong educational connection with the JMS Research Foundation, which focuses solely on treatments to improve the outcome of burn victims, while providing early institution of revolutionizing therapies.

Through our vast experience with burn and wound care, we have also developed an expertise in skin disorders including Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis, and others.


The BRCA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving patient care, supporting patients and families after they have been discharged from one of our centers, and facilitating education about burn, wound and hand care throughout various medical communities.

Mission Statement
The healing and helping of patients goes far beyond the walls of our burn centers. The BRCA Foundation is committed to helping patients and their families, while continuously working to improve care throughout the world.

Our foundation was founded on three guiding principles:

  • Patient Support
  • Education & Scholarship
  • Community Outreach

To learn more about us or find out how you can help support our mission, please email: [email protected]

All donations to Burn Foundation of America Foundation are tax deductible.

BRCA Foundation
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