Ointments and creams recommended for use on burns

Treating minor burns or caring for burns after leaving the burn center can be intimidating! There are so many products out there; how do you know which ones are safe to use on your burns? The experts at Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) are here to help you choose the ointments and creams […]
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What an infected burn looks like, and how to tell if your burn is infected

Burn wound after-care is an essential part of a complication-free recovery. However, even when doing everything right, something can still go wrong. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America, we work around the clock with our patients to ensure a smooth recovery back to a healthy life. Whether you’re at home healing from a burn […]
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World Social Work Day: Burn social work

Being a Burn Social Worker is a special privilege. For many of our patients, we are there in the middle of a tragedy that impacts the patient and their family as well. Some are facing the loss of their home or family members while some are unsure if or when they can return to their […]
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Stay safe while you heal with these patient care tips

Whether at home or in one of our burn centers, patient safety and wellbeing are Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) top priorities. During the acute and reconstructive phases of treatment, proper wound care, attention to personal hygiene and healthy habits are fundamental to preventing complications and progressing the healing process. This Patient Safety […]
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Sun poisoning: what it is and how to prevent it

From winter snow activities to summers spent outside, damaging UV rays are a health hazard all year round. UV or ultraviolet rays describe the type of radiation present in sunlight. Exposure to UV rays can damage the skin, including premature aging, skin cancer, severe sunburns and sun poisoning, even on cloudy days. As regions across […]
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BRCA publishes Spring 2022 edition of “Burn Care Commentary”

Click here to download the Spring 2022 edition of Burn Care Commentary. If you would like a printed copy of the publication, please email us at info@burncenters.com.
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Cardiovascular Awareness Month: a healthy heart heals

Cardiovascular health is essential to the overall function of the body. If the heart is sick or the arteries are clogged, then the rest of the body suffers too. February is Cardiovascular Awareness Month and Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is dedicated to raising awareness of cardiovascular health’s positive and negative impacts on […]
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Sepsis Survivor Week: what everyone should know about sepsis

As the largest burn center in the nation, the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center at Doctors Hospital of Augusta treats many patients with various needs, including burn, wound, skin and soft tissue disorder and reconstructive care. However, a major risk to the health and well-being of many of our critically ill or acutely ill […]
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After suffering burns from boiling noodles, five-year-old wants to be a firefighter

Jamie Harden was getting off work on New Year’s Day 2022 when she received a call from a family member that her five-year-old nephew, Je’Siyah Brown, had gotten burned in a home accident. “Je’Siyah got burned by mistake,” Harden said. “His older brother, who is seven, was cooking noodles in the microwave. Je’Siyah was bending […]
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More than just burns: BRCA and National Burn Awareness Week

Since the inception of the Joseph M. Still (JMS) Burn Center of Augusta in 1978, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) has provided holistic, compassionate care to pediatric and adult patients no matter their mechanism of injury or ability to pay. Our diverse team of board-certified physicians treats every patient from initial injury through […]
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Practice cooking safety with BRCA for National Burn Awareness Week

Monday, Feb. 6, marks the beginning of National Burn Awareness Week across the country. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), the nation’s most extensive burn care system, is joining the cause and spreading educational materials, prevention tools and more to communities across the country. Organized by the American Burn Association (ABA), the week is […]
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Kitchen safety for the at-home-chef

Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) is celebrating Burn Awareness Week! We encourage you to celebrate with us as we work to raise awareness for cooking burns (the 2022 theme chosen by the American Burn Association) and spread prevention techniques to help avoid kitchen hazards all year round. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, […]
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