Pediatric Burn Program
Children with burns and other serious skin wounds receive care within the CMC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit from a multi-disciplinary burn care team that specializes in burn treatment. TGH is one of just three burn centers in Florida and the first burn center in the state to earn Verification by the American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons. This distinction means the center has met stringent guidelines for patient care procedures, facilities and staffing. Our burn program has also received disease-specific certification from The Joint Commission.
The care of our pediatric burn patients continues in our Outpatient Hand and Burn Therapy Program located at Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Center in South Tampa. Occupational therapists develop an individualized treatment program designed to meet the specific needs of each child. Customized pressure therapy garments are also made.
Once discharged, our pediatric patients are invited to attend Camp Hopetake, a week-long summer camp for children who have survived burn injuries. TGH and Tampa firefighters and paramedics sponsor the camp. TGH pediatric nurses serve as camp counselors.