The UMC Lions Burn Care Center offers the highest level of burn care available in Nevada, providing community members with access to our world-class team of experts. We have served our community for more than 50 years, operating as a nonprofit hospital supported by the Lions Clubs of Clark County to meet the needs of Nevadans and patients from surrounding states. During the past five decades, we have cared for tens of thousands of burn patients. For our team, burn care isn’t an opportunity to make a profit; it’s about providing lifesaving care for the people who need us most.
Our dedicated health care professionals offer the highest level of care for patients with burn injuries of any size, frostbite, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis (TENS), necrotizing fasciitis, soft tissue injures and those at risk for multisystem organ failure.
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center is one of the few hospitals in the nation and the ONLY hospital in Nevada to earn verification as a Burn Center by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. This achievement recognizes our team’s commitment to providing patients with the highest level of burn care.
Care ONLY Available at UMC
- Verified Excellence
Nevada’s ONLY Verified Burn Center, recognizing a commitment to providing the highest level of care.
- Unparalleled Expertise
Nevada’s ONLY Burn Care team fully trained in Advanced Burn Life Support.
- An Unmatched Team of Specialists
Nevada’s largest and most experienced Burn Care staff, with nearly 100 clinical team members dedicated to saving and improving lives.
- Pioneers in Burn Care
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center has served our community and surrounding states since 1968, caring for patients of all ages in a 10,000-square-mile area.
- A Multidisciplinary Approach
We don’t believe in following a cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approach to burn care. Our team offers a multidisciplinary approach that includes burn surgeons, expertly trained nurses, physical therapists and child life specialists, in addition to many other team members who work collaboratively to promote the best possible outcomes for our patients.
- Support Throughout Your Journey
For our patients, their care does not end when they leave the hospital. We remain at their side, providing them with access to an outpatient burn clinic, physical therapy and valuable support groups.
- A World-Class Outpatient Team
For patients with less-severe injuries and those requiring follow-up care, our Outpatient Burn Care Clinic provides valuable burn and wound care services for thousands of community members each year.
Promoting Burn Prevention
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center staff work with numerous agencies to promote burn prevention.
- Clark County School District – educate students on burn prevention, fire safety, escape plans, etc.
- Member of local Safe Kids organization
- Participates in various health and safety fairs
- Works in conjunction with local fire and police departments developing safety/prevention programs
- Participates in the Risk Watch program
For more information about these programs or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at email@example.com or call 702-671-1087 and ask for Yasmin Conaway, RN, Burn Program Manager.
- Be alarmed! Install and maintain smoke alarms in your home, on every floor and near sleeping rooms.
- Test your smoke alarms once a month to make sure they actually work.
- Cook with care. Never leave the stove unattended and always supervise children in the kitchen.
- Check your water heater’s temperature. Set the thermostat to 120 degrees or lower. Infants who aren’t walking yet can’t get themselves out of water that may be too hot.
Providing Education to Professionals
The UMC Lions Burn Care Center provides initial burn treatment education to other Emergency Room departments in the region, in addition to paramedics, fire departments, 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 702-671-1087 and ask for Yasmin Conaway, RN, Burn Program Manager.
Entering School with Support
School Reentry is a program where Lions Burn Care staff actually go into a patient’s school and discuss that child’s injuries with their classmates. This program helps transition a student back into the school environment.
For more information about this programs or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at 702-383-2268 and ask for the Child Life Team.
Ongoing Burn Support Group
We offer Adult and Pediatric Support group for people who have suffered burns.
Please contact: Cara Goodman, Family Therapist, 702-383-6293
Fire Prevention Education
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.
For more information about this program or any others, please contact the UMC Lions Burn Care Center at 702-671-1087 and ask for Yasmin Conaway, RN, Burn Program Manager.
Additional Types of Patients Admitted to the Burn Center
- Trauma patients
- Plastic reconstructive patients
- Patients requiring hydrotherapy (ex., 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 Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- Necrotizing fasciitis
- Reconstructive grafts
- See injury descriptions above
- Second- or third-degree burns > 10% TBSA age < 10 years old > 50 years old
- Second- or third-degree burns > 20% TBSA any age
- All second- or third-degree burns of face, hands, feet, joints or genitalia
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