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.
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. 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.
Dr. Stewart escorted Mix 106.5 deejays, Priestly and Reagan to the helipad during Radiothon 2016. Watch the video that was recorded live during the broadcast to learn more about Maryland's only state-designated pediatric Trauma Service and Burn Unit for pediatric patients at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.