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Health Topics: Injury Prevention
Tips to help parents prevent burn injury. Discussed by: Randall Burd, MD
"One thing to remember as parents going through a medical difficulty, is that no matter how long your stay may be, even if it is planned or unexpected, you will get through it."
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Children's National has the only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center in the Washington, DC, area and accepts trauma patients from all geographic areas. We partner with the Maryland Shock Trauma System to provide coverage in Montgomery, Prince Georges', St. Mary's, Calvert, and Charles counties.
The Ambulatory Surgery Center at the Montgomery County location has two operating rooms for outpatient surgeries.
Burns are a type of injury caused by heat. The heat can be thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic energy. Most burn accidents occur at home. About 75 percent of all burn injuries in children are preventable.
Children’s National Health System has been reverified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). This verification recognizes Children’s dedication to providing optimal care for injured children throughout the Washington, DC, region.