Guidelines for Early Care and Transfer of Burn Patients


Pre-hospital Burn Management


The nurse advisory council of the Burn Foundation, comprised of experienced burn nursing professionals, has developed this manual to assist in the pre-hospital care and transfer of burn patients.  “Guidelines for Early Care and Transfer of Burn Patients” is designed in a bulleted columnar format to make it useful both as a teaching tool and as an immediate reference when care is being provided.  For ease of use, this third edition provides a complete specific treatment sequence for each type of burn (thermal, electrical, chemical burns, and inhalation injuries) together with the rationale for each step.

These products can be ordered for a nominal fee: 

·         The manual is now available on CD in PDF format for use in busy emergency departments. 

·         A handy wall chart in a washable, stain-resistant material that briefly summarizes some of the important information in the Guide.

·         Wallet cards to help pre-hospital personnel assess the seriousness of a burn injury and whether transport is indicated.


Or download the PDF.

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Fire and Burn Prevention for Seniors

The Burn Foundation continues to present an exciting prevention program for senior adults.  The program uses an entertaining DVD and bingo game to teach seniors about safe cooking practices, burn first aid, smoking safety, scald prevention, and other aspects of home fire safety.  Thousands of seniors across the region have participated -  with very positive outcomes.  If you are interested in supporting, volunteering, or learning more about the Senior Program, call (215) 545-3816.

The Burn Foundation Fall, 2012 newsletter has been published!

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