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September 2016

Hospital

Burn Centers: What are they?

By | Information

Having discussed some of the common reasons why a burn victim might need to be transferred to a burn center, we now move on to addressing how burn centers are so effective at providing the highest quality treatment to victims of severe burns. There are over 500,000 emergency department visits for…

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Lithium-Ion Batteries: An Explosive Surprise

By | Burn Injuries

Electronic Cigarettes, modern laptops, cell phones, video games, and other devices are most often powered nowadays by the widely used lithium-ion battery. While these batteries can be reliable, quick to charge and convenient, there are an increasing number of cases of an unpleasant surprise: the batteries can explode or catch…

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Healing a Burn Injury

Burn Centers: Who Do They Treat?

By | Information

Because of their specialization, burn centers are best equipped to handle the most severe types of burn injuries. The American Burn Association recommends the following burns be handled by a burn center medical team: Second Degree Burns greater than 10% TBSA As seen in the graphic to the right,  second-degree burns are burns that penetrate…

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