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The Burn Treatment Program at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) has been established to serve as a comprehensive community resource for individuals with extensive second and third degree thermal or chemical burns.

Burned individuals present with a number of unique needs which will have an impact upon many areas of their lives. The NRH Burn Injury Program meets the challenge of providing individualized and comprehensive care. This will enable the patient to achieve maximum healing, maximum strength, range of motion and positioning, while achieving the highest possible level of independence. Emphasis will be on self care, home management, functional mobility and return to vocational/avocational activities.

Burn patients are followed by a specialized wound management team and infection control nurse twice a week. As always, the focal members of this team are the individual and his/her family. The patient will be active in establishing a personalized set of goals for rehabilitation utilizing the expertise and the guidance of all primary interdisciplinary team members.

Typical medical and functional issues forming focal points of interdisciplinary address by Burn Program team members include:

  • Wound healing
  • Prevention of joint deformity
  • Increasing strength, endurance and coordination
  • Grafts
  • Scar management
  • Self-care needs
  • Edema management
  • Mobility
  • Pain management
  • Assisting with coping/adjustment

In anticipation for discharge, NRH provides the patient with emotional support, counseling, an increased knowledge of all community resources, outpatient or home care services, and referrals as indicated.

Last Updated: 08/21/00 | ©2000 Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network