Burn Care Resources for Families
Children’s Family Health Library
Children's Hospital Colorado’s main campus location offers a Family Health Library to provide information in broad areas such a parenting, child development and medical diagnosis in children. Please feel free to stop by and use this great resource as you would like.
No Ordinary Camps: Children's Hospital Colorado Burn Camps Program
Children's Hospital Colorado and Cheley Burn Camp was the first of its kind in the nation. The camp is one of five medical specialty camps provided by Children's Hospital Colorado that combines a multidisciplinary medical team and outdoor specialists. The camps are designed specifically for children and young adults who have sustained a burn injury. The camps offer children an opportunity to grow and develop through a series of interconnected programs that foster their ability to try new things. Kids get a chance to participate in fun outdoor activities while building trust within themselves and with others.
Burn information and instructions
This article addresses common causes and types of burns, along with what to do if your child is burned.
Follow these steps when treating any minor/major burn:
1. Remove ALL clothing and jewelry.
2. Run cool water over the burn for several minutes. Do not place any home remedies including butter, ointments or ice on burned areas.
3. Cover the burn with a clean bandage or clean cloth.
4. Call 911 if the burn is deep (large broken blisters), involves the face, genitalia or a large body surface area (such as the entire chest, an arm, a leg or more).
5. Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen to relieve any pain.
6. Consult with your family physician, local urgent care center or The Burn Center at Children's Hospital Colorado if the burn does not heal in two to three days or if signs of infection appear.