Crisp County Firefighter talks fire safety and prevention for National Fire Prevention Week

For this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) spoke with Crisp County Firefighter Bruce Lesieur about home fire safety and prevention to help keep families and EMS out of dangerous situations. “There is no such thing as a routine fire,” Lesieur warns. Though firefighters across the world put their […]
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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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Dr. Herndon, Dr. Lim and Dr. Sood featured in Georgia Trend

Georgia Trend recently published an article featuring Burn and Reconstructive Center of America’s Dr. Rajiv Sood, Dr. Rizal Lim and Dr. David Herndon, CEO of the Joseph M. Still Research Foundation. The article “Lowering Costs, Saving More Lives” discusses advances in reconstructive surgery, skin substitutes and scar resurfacing. “As our survival rates across the country have […]
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Animal aggression: what to look out for

No matter an animal’s breed, age or background, they can be triggered by things you least expect, such as loud noises, behavior they consider threatening, children, a need to protect their owner, food and other things. Dog and cat bites can be dangerous if the bite is deep and left untreated. Deep bites can cause […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Cartie featured on WRDW

BRCA’s Dr. Cartie was featured on WRDW. Click here to watch the full video.
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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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JMS Burn Center in Augusta featured on WRDW

WRDW’s Laura Warren recently sat down with the McKim family at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, GA, after a science experiment at their Highlands, North Carolina, home left their son Barrett with burns on 50% of his body. Barrett and his mother suffered severe burns from the fire and were life-flighted to […]
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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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