Burn Center

Overview

UofL Hospital is home to the only dedicated adult Burn Center in the State of Kentucky, established in 1984. Our staff works as a multidisciplinary team to care for patients with chemical, electrical, flame/thermal and scald burns or complex wounds or skin conditions. We see 300-350 patients annually from all over the tri- state area. Our goal is to assist patients and families towards recovery and getting back to their life.

 

Coming Soon:

Later in 2018, we will open a new sixteen-bed Burn Center, with 6 full-time ICU beds and 12 intermediate care beds that can convert to ICU as necessary. In addition, we will be expanding all of our services to accommodate the increasing volume.

 

The Burn Unit offers a progressive program of therapy and rehabilitation for burn victims by working closely with UofL Physicians and hospital staff consisting of:

  • Trauma surgeons
  • Plastic surgeons
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Burn Technicians
  • Speech Therapy
  • Social Services
  • Psychiatry
  • Nutrition
  • Addictive medicine
  • Chaplaincy services

All Staff are trained in critical care with Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS). Each nurse can care for all levels of acuity, from admission to discharge.

Our Outpatient Burn Clinic is every Wednesday and is staffed by our Physical Therapist/Wound Specialist of 17 years. She is the only wound specialist in the state that focuses on burn care.

UofL Hospital Burn Clinic
Located in the UofL Physicians Outpatient Center 
401 E Chestnut St Suite 270 
Louisville, KY 40202

Burn Clinic is on Wednesdays 8:30-11:00 a.m.
Offices Open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
502-562-3457
Fax: 502-562-4030 with referring info (Attention Michelle)

Referring information should include:

  • Face sheet with Patient information including phone number
  • Emergency room report and burn summary (what happened, type and size of burn, etc.)
  • Pain meds and dressing changes ordered

You can call during the week or Fax this information and someone will get back with you; or call the patient directly if they have been discharged. 

If you feel the patient should be transferred or have questions; please call the Access center at 1-502-562-8008 (you will be connected with the trauma physician on call).