Criteria for admissions and referrals to the Burn Care Center
Burn Referral Criteria for Admission
- Partial thickness burns > 10% Total Body Surface Area (TBSA)
- Burns that involve the face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum or major joints
- Third degree burns in any age group
- Electrical burns, including lightning injury
- Chemical burns
- Inhalation injury
- Burn injury in patients with pre-existing medical disorders that could complicate management, prolong recovery or affect mortality.
- Any patient with burns and concomitant trauma (such as fractures) in which the burn injury poses the greatest risk of morbidity or mortality. In such cases, if the trauma poses the greater immediate risk, the patient may be initially stabilized in UMC Trauma Resuscitation Department before being sent to the Burn Care Unit. Physician judgment will be necessary in such situations and should be in concert with the regional medical control plan and triage protocols.
- Burned children in hospitals without qualified personnel or equipment for the care of children.
- Burn injury in patients who will require special social, emotional, or rehabilitative intervention.
Additional types of patients admitted to burn center
- Trauma patients
- Plastic reconstructive patients
- Patients requiring hydro therapy( Example road rash)
- Patient with Negative Pressure wound therapy (NPWT) with extensive dressing change.
- Infected NPWT patients will be reviewed on a case by case analysis. Primary MD, Burn Unit Manager and Infection Control should review the case to determine appropriateness based on the unit population.
- Patients with flaps or grafts
- Large wounds requiring extensive dressing changes
- Patients with Steven Johnson Syndrome
- Necrotizing Fasciitis
- Reconstructive grafts
2nd or 3rd degree burns > 10% TBSA age < 10 years old > 50 years old
2nd or 3rd degree burn > 20% TBSA any age
All 2nd or 3rd degree burns of face, hands, feet, joints, or genetalia
Outpatient Burn Care Clinic Hours
7 days a week, Hours of operation from 7:00AM to 4:00PM
To arrange a Clinic Appointment
Instruct Patient to call (702) 383-2575 during clinic hours
Questions: Call Out Patient Charge Nurse at (702) 383-2575 during clinic hours
Questions/Concerns after Clinic Hours: Call BCU Charge Nurse at (702) 383-2268 or 1 855 BAD-BURN
To submit a Physician Order, click to download the form and return by email or Fax
Lions Burn Care Team
Dr. Jay Coates, DO
Chief of Burn
Gregg Fusto, RN Director of Trauma/Burn
Melody Talbott, RN Assistant Director of Trauma/Burn
Jose “Ed“ Enriquez, RN Burn Clinical Manager
Mary Martinat, RN Burn Program Manager
Contact Lions Burn Care Center at: 1 855 BAD-BURN or
Burn Care Charge Nurse: 702-383-2268
The Patient/Family Handbook is an excellent resource for learning about a burn injury, treatment provided, what to expect, terms you may hear, and team members. Click to download the Patient Handbook
The American Burn Association is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by burn injury through patient care, education, research and advocacy. UMC is a member of the American Burn Association. Click to Learn more