From fires to burns, help keep the holidays safe with these firework safety tips

Every year, healthcare teams across Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) nationwide care system treat an influx of firework-related hand, trauma and burn injuries around the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day and New Year’s holidays. Explosives, like fireworks, are never safe to handle and always come with a risk of injury or […]
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Charcoal and gas grill safety tips

Did you know that more than 70% of burn injuries happen at home? While our mission at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is Healing Patients. Healing Families. Healing Lives®, we would much rather the burn injury never occur. Burn safety is one of our top priorities. Common grilling accidents Fires and burn injuries […]
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Boating safety tips for the basic boater

Whether sailing on the open ocean or boating on the lake, boater and passenger safety should always be a priority. There to support local and national communities through education and healing, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) nationwide healthcare teams are trained in caring for complex wounds, traumatic hand injuries, burn injuries, carbon monoxide […]
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Planning a bonfire? Here are some guidelines to help keep you safe

Campfires or bonfires can be a wonderful way to spend time with close friends and family, but it’s easy to forget the risks involved. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), we see firsthand how burn injuries affect our patients and their families. Our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes […]
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Stay sting-free from jellyfish this summer with these safety guidelines and tips

Are you taking a family vacation to the beach this year? Make sure you watch out for jellyfish! At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), we often see patients who have suffered injuries while at the beach, including shark bites, stepping on sea urchins and even jellyfish stings. Among some of the oldest animals […]
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The effects of paint thinner on skin

Chemical burns can be complicated injuries that require extensive treatment. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated at our nationwide care centers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to […]
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Why you shouldn’t put toothpaste on burns—harmful home remedies to avoid

The nationwide burn care teams of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) understand that burns happen everywhere. That is why we do all we can to empower our patients in pre-hospital and outpatient care of burns and wounds. While some homeopathic burn care techniques can benefit the healing process, many of these “treatments” are […]
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What is a full-thickness burn?

At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our national burn care specialists treat the continuum of burn injuries. From the expertise of critical care and pediatric intensivists to the consultation of staff psychiatrists, we truly treat the entire patient. BRCA’s burn care services include thermal burns, electrical burns, friction burns/road rash, frostbite, radiation burns […]
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Chemical eye burn causes and symptoms

Chemical burns can be complicated injuries that require extensive treatment. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated at our nationwide care centers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to […]
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Steam burns vs. scald burns: what they are and how to treat them

Hot water is one of the most common causes of severe burn injuries in younger and older patient populations across the United States. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) nationwide care system treats adult and pediatric scald and steam burn injuries using advanced care techniques. These treatments may include debridement, skin substitutes, revolutionary spray-on […]
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Bonfire safety tips from BRCA

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] Summer is officially in full swing—which means getting out and enjoying the outdoors. A popular evening summer activity is building a bonfire to enjoy with family and friends—Here’s some bonfire safety tips to help keep you safe! First, check your weather conditions. Never build a bonfire on a high-wind night. The wind can […]
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Fireworks safety tips from BRCA

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] Jason DeHart: Fourth of July is a, y’know, a great holiday celebrating our nation’s birth. A lot of people like to celebrate that by using fireworks. You’ve got mortar shells, roman candles, sparklers, there is a vast majority of them. There is no safe way to use a firework. When you talk about […]
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