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Prolonged Care of The Burn Patient in a Non- Burn Facility Following a Mass Casualty Incident
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When: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
1200pm Central Time
United States
Presenter: Presented by: Annette Newman , Community Outreach/ Disaster Coordinator, University of Utah Health
Contact: Kristine Sanger

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Prolonged Care of The Burn Patient in a Non- Burn Facility Following a Mass Casualty Incident: Not too Hot to Handle!


A burn mass casualty incident with a significant number of patients creates unique challenges due to the scarcity of burn centers and complexity of initial care required. Patients may need to be cared for at non-burn facilities that render immediate critical interventions and provide prolonged care until transfer to a burn center is possible. This initial non-traditional distribution of patients may address the burn bed deficit but will not address the discrepancy in knowledge and expertise usually provided by burn center clinicians.

Prolonged Care of The Burn Patient in a Non- Burn Facility Following a Mass Casualty Incident: Not too Hot to Handle!

The presentation will review guidelines and training resources for provider care during a burn surge and for 96 hours post injury, inclusive of transfer and transport. This aggregation of essential evidence based clinical information can be used to inform decision making by community hospital and trauma center clinicians practicing in a facility without a burn center who receive burn patients during a mass casualty incident. Additionally, material includes tiered recommendations for a fluctuating resource environment as patient surge diminishes and hospitals settle back into contingency or standard models of care delivery.
This webinar will also examine how the management and delivery of care changes during a disaster and real world issues related to triage considerations, crisis standards of care, allocation of scarce resources and practices for managing patient care when normal operations will not meet the scale of the event and when transfer of patients is not possible.

Commander David Lum, Health Insurance Specialist, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Division of Survey and Certification.  Commander Lum has been part of the Emergency Preparedness and Response team within the State Oversight Branch of the Western Consortium Division of Survey & Certification (WDSC) - San Francisco Regional Office since 2007.  Within the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), CDR Lum is part of an Applied Public Health Team (APHT), whose main function during a disaster or emergency event is to provide resources and assistance to local health authorities throughout the United States.


Annette coordinates burn prevention and education in a five state region, and works closely with EMS, healthcare facilities and Coalitions, schools and community groups. She has over twenty eight years of burn ICU experience.

Annette is involved with State and National burn disaster planning and is a member of the Utah Healthcare Emergency Response Team and UT-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team.She is also the Western Region Burn Disaster Consortia Co-Coordinator.

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