Connecticut Burn Center Shares Tips for Children to Avoid Burns



NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – The  Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital is the only one of its kind in the state of Connecticut.

Injury Prevention Coordinator Ann Dyke gives tips on how to avoid burns, the most common burns, and ways to talk to your children about burn safety.

The site of Connecticut’s only dedicated Burn Center, Bridgeport Hospital is a regional Trauma Center and is part of southern Connecticut’s only state-designated regional center for emergency preparedness and disaster response.

The hospital’s expert burn and trauma surgeons—supported around the clock by physicians in more than 70 medical and surgical specialties, including Anesthesia and Pain Management, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Wound Care and Rehabilitative Medicine—can quickly assess a patient’s injuries and develop the most appropriate course of care.

Through its close relationship with area ambulance services, Bridgeport Hospital provides expert care to the trauma/burn patient beginning in the field, and continues that care throughout the course of the patient’s hospitalization and beyond, including the Emergency Department, Operating Room, Intensive Care Units and inpatient/outpatient Rehabilitation settings.



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