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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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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BRCA’s Dr. Hardy featured in The Post and Courier

The Post and Courier: Grill safety, food temps key to healthy barbecues For Dr. Kade Hardy, the stories he hears from burn patients often include the same unmistakable sound. They often say, “I heard the whoosh,” said Hardy, a burn surgeon at JMS Burn Center at Trident Medical Center in Charleston. “When you hear the […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America welcomes Aja Blanding as new Payroll Manager

Aja Blanding brings the full spectrum of payroll operation experience, including implementing continuous improvements in payroll policies and procedures, improving payroll metrics and reducing errors and processing time. Additionally, she brings a tremendous amount of technical skills to this position, including payroll administration and processing, payroll taxes, ADP payroll, Paylocity payroll, accounts payable, employee deductions […]
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BRCA’s Dr. Rizal Lim is Featured on WJBF, WRDW, WFXG and the Augusta Press!

WJBF: Augusta Fire Dept. and Burn Center of America team up to demonstrate firework safety AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The holiday weekend starts tomorrow, and a lot of people are going to be shooting fireworks to celebrate America’s independence. But if you’re not careful, that fun night of blowing stuff up could land you in […]
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Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America welcomes Jeffrey Hundman as our Chief Financial Officer

Jeffrey Hundman is a seasoned senior financial executive with experience in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations within the healthcare sector. Within these roles, Jeffrey has successfully championed a large variety of initiatives, including standardizing and streamlining financial reporting, implementing new reporting, budgeting, improving communications, updating the close process, correcting revenue issues, restructuring finance departments and reducing […]
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Fox 5: Taka the “superdog” inspires patients near and far

Canine burn survivor Taka was recently featured on Fox 5 Washington, D.C.! Three years ago, Taka suffered severe burns on his face and body from a house fire in Georgia. After receiving life-saving treatment from Dr. Robert “Fred” Mullins, Dr. Derek M. Culnan and the expert burn care team of the Joseph M. Still Burn […]
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Should you cover a burn or let it breathe? BRCA has the answers to all your burn care questions.

Burn treatment doesn’t begin or end in the burn center. Burn care starts immediately after a burn injury is suffered and continues for days, months or years, depending on the severity and the total body surface area (TBSA) affected. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) and our burn care teams across the country empower […]
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How long does sunburn last? What to know about the short and long-term effects of sunburn

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 sunburn and sun poisoning. Radiation burns, such as sunburns, differ from thermal burns in the amount of time between contact and seeing the burn damage. A thermal burn is […]
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Is an exhaust burn a thermal burn? Everything to know about vehicle exhaust burns and how to treat them

Thermal burns occur by directly contacting heated objects like hot water, candle wax and exhaust pipes. These burns are separated into six categories: scalds, thermal contact burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, radiation burns and burns caused by fire. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), 85% of all burn injuries treated are thermal burns.  […]
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