Burn Care for Non-Burn Trauma Centers: Stabilization, Transfer and Building Local Capacity
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1 CE Credit
1 COP Credit
1 TCAA CME Credit
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Release Date: 9/21/23
Expiration Date: 09/21/2026

Program Overview

A severe house fire is in your community, with multiple patients arriving at your non-burn trauma program at 3 am. Are you heading to work to help or going back to sleep until called because you have guidelines, resources, and transfer agreements developed and tested? According to a 2021 article by R. Sheridan, proper evaluation and management and early referral to burn centers assist in minimizing suffering and optimizing outcomes. Elisha Brownson, a trauma surgeon in Alaska, will discuss best practices and guidelines for stabilizing and managing burn-injured patients. She will also list options for telemedicine in rural areas and pre-established agreements and relationships with regional Burn Centers.


Estimated completion time:  >60 minutes

Target Audience: Trauma Center Staff

At the conclusion of this course, the learner should be better able to:
  1. Discuss the need for trauma centers to be capable of stabilizing and managing burn-injured patients.
  2. Describe current guidelines for the stabilization of burn-injured patients.
  3. List the options for telemedicine and regional referrals with Burn Centers.

Moderator: Angela Washington

Faculty Presenter: Elisha Brownson

Presenter Bio

Dr. Elisha Brownson is the Trauma Medical Director at Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) in Anchorage, Alaska, which is a Level II Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center with burn capabilities. She completed her general surgery residency at Boston Medical Center as well as a surgical critical care fellowship, focusing on trauma and burn care at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Brownson is involved in the care of traumatic and thermal injuries throughout the state of Alaska and services as the ACS Committee on Trauma Alaska State Chair. She keeps very busy outside of the hospital as she and her husband raise three active boys and twin toddler girls.

Airway Management and Smoke Inhalational Injury in the Burn Patient. Cancio, LC. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 36(4):555-567, October 2009.


Klein MB, Kramer CB, Nelson J, Rivara FP, Gibran NS, Concannon T. Geographic access to burn center hospitals. JAMA. 2009;302(16):1774-1781.

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