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Consults, transfers, and referral criteria

Quick-reference guide poster:

Transfers / Consults:  Call 503-413-4232 or 888-598-4232

  1. Speak directly with the RN in charge 24/7. MD consult is always available.
  2. Use RITAPICS to transmit photos of the burn injury.
  3. Mode of transport – consider your community’s resources, patient condition, and geographic location

Referral Criteria:

  • American Burn Association Burn Center referral criteria
    • Partial and full thickness burns equaling more than 10% of total body surface area (1st degree or superficial burns not Included).
    • Burns involving the face, hands feet, genitalia, perineum or major joints.
    • All electrical (including lightning), chemical or inhalation Injuries.
    • Burn injury patients with pre-existing medical conditions or history.
    • Burn injuries associated with traumatic Injuries.
    • Any suspicion of non-accidental trauma, special social, emotional or rehabilitative considerations.

Treatment guidelines and protocols

Educational outreach

Educational Outreach for Providers and healthcare professionals:

For any educational outreach offerings, please contact Curtis Ryun at cruyn@lhs.org

  • Grand Rounds Burn Speakers – many topics available
  • “Ask the Burn Surgeon Expert” – in person or virtual Q&A session
  • Case Reviews – in person or virtual
  • Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) certification – Free CEUs/CMEs

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