The Pediatric Burn Center at Hopkins Children’s Center is designated Maryland’s regional pediatric burn center by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS). Under this designation, Hopkins Children’s Center cares for all burn victims under the age of 15 in the State of Maryland and surrounding communities, and treats all types of burns, including flame, scald, electrical, chemical and radiation injuries. The mission of the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Trauma and Burn Program is to make a positive difference in children’s lives through injury prevention research, education, and evidence-based care.
|New Home for Our Inpatients |
Our patients who need hospitalization for burns have a new home at Johns Hopkins: The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. Our new 205-bed building features:
Easy access via front entrance or pedestrian bridge to Orleans Street Garage and our Rubenstein Child Health Building.
Our new home will redefine the very essence of the hospital experience, and ultra-modern technology designed to improve care, streamline workflow and encourage efficiencies will play a central role. One of our 10 pediatric ORs will be designated for burn surgeries. Burn patients, who often cannot regulate their body temperature, will be treated in an operating room outfitted with heating capabilities that allow the temperature to go up to 110 degrees. More
Family-Centered Burn Care
Because of the complex nature of burns and their physical and psychological impact on patients and their families, the Pediatric Burn Center utilizes the expertise of specialists from multiple disciplines, including anesthesiology, child life, critical care, general surgery, infectious diseases, injury prevention, nursing, nutrition, pain management, pediatric surgery, physical therapy, plastic surgery, psychology/psychiatry, and social work. Consulting and collaborating on a case-by-case basis, these physicians, nurses and therapists tailor care to the individual patient and family from acute care to daily medical management to long-term chronic care. Hopkins Children’s offers the latest in burn dressings, specialized wound care, and plastic and reconstructive surgical techniques, but treatment is guided by minimizing pain and trauma for the child.
At Hopkins Children’s Center, we know that being in the hospital with a serious illness or injury can be very stressful for both the patient and the family. We also know that no one knows the child as well as the parents. That’s why we take a family-centered care approach at the Pediatric Burn Center and partner with patients and their parents in determining treatment plans.
The Pediatric Burn Center at Hopkins Children’s is part of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center, which includes the adult burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.
Tyrin Burton Fund to Benefit Hopkins Children's Burn Program
The family of Tyrin Burton has set up a memorial fund in his name at Hopkins Children's to help others afford many of the items critical to the best rehabilitation possible after pediatric burn patients leave the hospital. To help support the Tyrin Burton Fund at Hopkins the family is hosting a charity ball, Sat., April 5, 2009, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., at Martin's East, featuring "L.A. and the Unusual Suspects." For tickets, $100 each, call 410-866-1820.
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