burn centre

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burn centre

A specialised unit in a hospital dedicated to the treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up care for patients with clinically significant burns.

Statistics, Burn Center Admissions 2000-2009, US
Survival—94.8%; 
Gender—70% male, 30% female;
Ethnicity—63% Caucasian, 17% African-American, 14% Hispanic, 6% Other;
Cause—42% fire/flame, 31% scald, 9% contact, 4% electrical, 3% chemical, 11% other;
Place—66% home, 10% occupational, 8% street/highway, 16% other.
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He suffered second-degree burns over 30 percent of his body and was taken to the burn intensive care unit at the hospital, where he was on a respirator for severe smoke inhalation.
He was in the burn intensive care unit and on a respirator for severe smoke inhalation, said Adelaida De La Cerda, a hospital spokeswoman.
The investigators point out that CAUTI is a very high concern for patients hospitalized in burn intensive care units.