In 1968, with the help of local Lions Clubs, UMC opened Nevada’s first, and only, Burn Care Center. Today, the center remains the state’s only dedicated Burn Center and provides inpatient and outpatient care to residents of Utah, Arizona, and California as well as Nevada. The expertise developed treating burns has been applied to caring for other wounds.
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center staff work with numerous agencies to promote burn prevention.
For more information about these programs or any others,please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at (702) 671-1087 and ask for Mary Martinat, RN, Burn Program Manager.
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center provides initial burn treatment education to other Emergency Room departments in the city, paramedics, the fire department, UNLV, CCCC nursing students, family practice physicians and school nurses. An advanced burn life support (ABLS) provider course is held four to five times per year.
For more information about these programs or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at (702) 383-2268 and ask for Lynn Jex, RN, Clinical Manager.
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center is part of the Southern Nevada Fire Setters Diversion program. This program is specifically designed for arson offenders who are children. The Youth Fire Setter Diversion program provides education designed to prevent families from experiencing problems with fire setting. The program in Las Vegas is run through the Partnership for Youth at Risk Program. The phone number is 702-267-2284.
Another great educational resource is the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation.
For more information about this programs or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at 702.383.2268 and ask for Lynn Jex, RN, Clinical Manager.