Burn Care at Children's Hospital Colorado
The Burn Program at Children's is the only program in the state of Colorado dedicated to treating pediatric burn patients and providing burn prevention education. The program was established more than 30 years ago to treat all aspects of a burn or skin injury in babies, kids and teens, including rehabilitation and scar reconstruction. Our team is here to treat and help you and your family through what can be a difficult experience. Learn more about the burn care team.
We involve the family in all aspects of healing. For example, we encourage parents to be a part of their child’s dressing changes and we provide a social worker who can help a sibling cope with a brother or sister’s injury. A certified child life or therapeutic recreation specialist will guide your child through difficult procedures.
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Types of burns and skin injuries we treat
- Thermal burns caused by flames, heat contact, scalding
- Electrical burns
- Chemical injuries
- Exfoliative dermatoses
- Erythema Multiforme
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Toxic epidermal necrolysis syndrome (TENS)
- Scaled skin syndrome
- Purpura Fulmanins
- Freezing injuries
- Intravenous infiltration
- Pyoderma gangremosum
- Traumatic wounds
How do you treat burns and skin injuries?
Each outpatient clinic appointment provides patients access to the entire Burn Team, including a burn surgeon, surgical resident, occupational therapist, physical therapist, therapeutic recreation/child life specialist, psychologist, social worker and nursing staff, who offer evaluation and management of wounds and scars, and functional assessment for rehabilitation. Members of the Burn Team work with you and your child to teach appropriate burn wound care (pre and post-operatively).
Parents are continuously involved in their child’s treatment both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. Learn how to treat a minor burn.
We work with children, families and healthcare providers to teach them about the most common ways children get burned and how to prevent such injuries.
Juvenile Fire Setting Program
This program evaluates and treats children with risk factors for continued fire setting, and provides group counseling to the child and parents regarding identifications of behaviors and interventions for behavior changes. Referrals to the program come primarily from fire departments, psychotherapists, schools and parents. Read more about kids and fire setting.
Burn Camps Program
Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program was created in 1983 to meet the psychological and rehabilitation needs of the child and family following a burn injury. The program has grown into a series of camps designed to meet these needs by providing challenging activities, opportunities to form lasting friendships, adult mentorship and goal-setting opportunities. Learn more about our Burn Camps Program.