Inpatient Care

Treatment for burn injuries can be a difficult and lengthy process, and our inpatient care unit provides a team approach that includes physicians, nurses, counselors, and other caregivers committed to providing the best outcomes for our patients.

Patients and their families visiting the Burn Center have access to the latest treatments as well as a caring supportive staff that put patient’s and their family’s needs first. We understand the impact that a traumatic burn injury can have and provide the resources and emotional support necessary to helpt our patients and their families start the road to recovery.

Outpatient Burn Clinic

The Outpatient Burn Clinic at University of Utah Hospital provides comprehensive care for burn patients who have been recently discharged from our inpatient unit or for those whose burns did not require hospitalization. Treatments are provided for all burn injury types including chemical, thermal, electrical, contact, or smoke inhalation burns. In addition, our therapists provide care to address range of motion issues and scar management.

Telemedicine

Through video conferencing equipment, burn doctors can see patients remotely, allowing them to assess wounds and make recommendations based on what they see. They can also support post-operative patients who have returned to their homes that are distant from Salt Lake City. We currently have telemedicine sites in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Wyoming.

Burn Camp

The Burn Camp Program was established in 1993 to help support burn survivors with the personal challenges associated with surviving a burn injury. We currently run five different programs geared toward specific age groups, providing a safe and supportive atmosphere for everyone involved. Each of our programs uses self-esteem building, teamwork, and peer interaction to create a fun environment conducive to healing. Our camps provide the tools needed to not only survive your injury, but to also thrive in your recovery.

Burn Education

The Burn Center staff provides free education classes to schools and community groups. In addition, our staff offers continuing medical education for other health care providers on a variety of burn topics.

Classes are available for preschool through 6th grade, 7th grade through 12th grade, college level, and the Juvenile Fire Setters Program.

Frostbite Clinic

Frostbite is a rare and debilitating condition that needs expert management in order to achieve the best results. The University of Utah Health Burn Center provides expert care in frostbite management. In addition to inpatient and on-site management of frostbite, we provide a consultation service through our telemedicine program to help ensure our patients receive optimal care.

Patient & Family Support

The University of Utah Health Burn Center offers a range of programs that aid burn survivors and their families in overcoming the challenges unique to those who live with the physical and emotional scars of their injuries. Through education, support groups, SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), camps, and other services, we aim to help you cope without being overcome, exhausted, or changed in character.