Staffed by a highly skilled team of physicians, therapists, and psychologists, Good Shepherd's comprehensive Burn Care Program is designed to ease your transition from an acute-care burn unit to a rehabilitation setting. All disciplines work closely together to help maximize your functional independence and facilitate your return to home and the community.
Levels of care:
As a burn patient, you may need wound cleansing and application of dressings once or sometimes twice a day. You may require splinting and special positioning for comfort and to prevent the formation of contractures, or a shortening of the tissue, usually involving a joint or other movable part, resulting in a loss of range of motion. Movement therapy is important as scar tissue is a threat to normal movement. Good Shepherd closely monitors nutritional intake, as you may require special supplements.
Due to smoke inhalation injuries, you may need respiratory or breathing treatments. In addition, your speech and swallowing may be impaired and you may require speech and language therapy to regain these abilities.
Highlights of Good Shepherd’s Burn Care Program include: