If you are a care provider seeking a burn consultation or to refer a patient to the USAISR Burn Center:
For southern Texas regional consults:
- An immediate care plan will be developed for the patient
- A disposition plan will be determined
- Transport arrangements will be addressed, if applicable
For all other consults:
Call 210-222-BURN (2876)
You will be connected directly
with a specialty Burn Surgeon.
We are available 24/7!
Injury Prevention and Outreach
Each year, over 450,000 individuals are seen in emergency departments, clinics, or physician's offices for the treatment of a burn injury in the United States and Canada. In 2014 alone, there were 3,275 recorded deaths from fire and smoke inhalation injuries. The majority of these injuries are preventable. The American Burn Association strives bring awareness to the causes of such devastating and costly injuries and encourages everyone to make simple environmental and behavioral changes that can save lives.
Facilitating community injury prevention is a primary goal of the USAISR Burn center. We hose events to educate the local community on fire and burn prevention at local health fairs and other community events. We provides a network of assistance for burn prevention to both the civilian and military communities through working relationships with a broad range of community and service organizations.
The USAISR Burn Center outreach program involves providing burn center expertise, information and leadership to institutions, agencies, and individuals with a region for the purpose of improving the care of injured patients. The outreach program allows the USAISR Burn Center to serve as the regions resource for the benefit of patients and providers.
Graduate Medical Education
The USAISR Burn Center is home to the Department of Defense's largest and most comprehensive burn training platform. In addition to a robust allied health education program, the USAISR Burn Center trains on average 150 military and civilian physician trainees per year from a variety of programs including residents from:
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Transitional Year rotation
In addition, the USAISR hosts several fellowship program rotations including:
- Anesthesia Critical Care
- Critical Care Medicine
- Neuro Critical Care
- Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine
- Surgical Critical Care
GME rotations at the USAISR Burn Center are tailored to meet each rotating program's goals and objectives. Rotators at the USAISR Burn Center will be exposed to the overlapping phases of care for burn injured patients including:
- Burn Shock Resuscitation
- Management of Inhalation Injuries
- Burn Wound Care
- Definitive Burn Wound Management
- Management of Electrical and Chemical Injuries
- Foundations of Critical Care Management
The USAISR Burn Center faculty include internationally recognized researchers, editors in major specialty journals, and leaders in specialty societies. If you are interested in rotating at the USAISR Burn Center or looking for more information please contact the Graduate Medical Education Department.