Inpatient care: Burnett Burn Center

Open since 1973, the Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center provides comprehensive inpatient care for complex burns and wounds. It is the only adult and pediatric burn center in the region accredited by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons. This recognition demonstrates the commitment and ability of our staff to care for the most critical burn injuries and dermatologic conditions. Each year, an average of 350 patients receive advanced care here. Patients with chemical, electrical, and flame and scald burns or complex wounds and skin conditions receive specialized care from our multidisciplinary team of experts.

Burn team

Patients at The University of Kansas Hospital’s Gene and Barbara Burnett Burn Center receive a continuum of care from a multidisciplinary team of experts. This includes board-certified plastic surgeons, general surgeons, internal medicine specialists and dermatologists. Other team members include:

  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses Case managers
  • Mental health professionals
  • Pain management resource team
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Nutritionists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Pastoral care specialists

Personalized care

Our entire burn care team meets weekly to discuss each patient’s condition, and determine goals and a course of future treatment. In addition, the team visits each patient daily to discuss his or her progress and modify care as needed.

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