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Pediatric Burn Center

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. 

Home for Our Inpatients  

Our patients who need surgeries and hospitalization for burns are cared for in the The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center. The 205-bed home for the Johns Hopkins Children's Center opened in 2012 and features:

One of our pediatric operating room is designated for burn surgeries. Burn patients often cannot regulate their body temperature, so this special OR is outfitted with heating capabilities that allow the temperature to go up to 110 degrees. More

 

Family-Centered Burn Careredett-clinical

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. Johns 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 Johns Hopkins Children’s, 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. So 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 Johns Hopkins Children’s is part of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center, which includes the adult burn unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Pediatric Burn Center: Saving Colby

Colby WhetstoneTiffani Stroh was at work when she took the call. “Colby’s been burned!” cried his frantic father, telling her to meet them at the nearby hospital. En route, Tiffani did not anticipate the devastating toll on their 3-year-old son. A flash fire had burned the skin off his face and the back of his hands. His back, legs and feet were a mass of second and third degree burns. In an effort to clean his diaper in the basement of his father’s home, Colby had splashed on gasoline instead of detergent. A spark from the nearby furnace likely ignited the ensuing tragedy. Learn More About Pediatric Burn Center: Saving Colby


Tyrin Burton Fund to Benefit Hopkins Children's Burn Program

Tyrin BurtonThe 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. Learn More About Tyrin Burton Fund to Benefit Hopkins Children's Burn Program


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