Pediatric Burn Program
Realizing that pediatric burn patients have special needs, these patients are treated in the Children’s Hospital by specially trained pediatric staff. A multi-disciplinary burn care team in the Children's Hospital Pediatric Intensive Care Unit treats children with burns and other serious skin wounds.
The care of our pediatric burn patients continues in our Outpatient Hand and Burn Therapy Program, located at the Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Center in South Tampa. Occupational therapists develop an individualized treatment program to meet the specific needs of each child. Customized pressure therapy garments are also available.
Once discharged, our pediatric patients are invited to attend Camp Hopetáke, a week-long summer camp for children who have survived burn injuries. The TGH Foundation and City of Tampa firefighters and paramedics sponsor the camp. TGH pediatric nurses serve as camp counselors.
TGH is one of two American Burn Association-verified Adult & Pediatric burn centers in Florida.