Admission and Referral Criteria

The Paul Silverstein Burn Center evaluates the following criteria and conditions to admit patients to the unit:

  • Partial thickness burns greater than 10% total body surface area (TBSA)
  • Burns that involve the face, hands, feet, genitalia, perineum, or major joints
  • Third degree burns in any age group
  • Electrical burns, including lightning injury
  • Chemical burns
  • Burns involving smoke inhalation injuries
  • Burn injury in patients with preexisting medical disorders that could complicate management, prolong recovery, or affect mortality
  • Full thickness burns where grafting is indicated


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