Burn related injuries represent a unique type of event that requires specialized care in order to prevent infection or further damage to the surrounding tissue. Traditional burn treatment or wound care that is provided in an urgent care setting or a physician’s office often requires painful daily dressing changes and frequent trips to the doctor’s office, all of which interfere with work or personal schedules. The Tulane Outpatient Burn Clinic uses state-of-the-art dressings and skin substitutes to treat burn injuries in a more clinically efficient manner; most burn injuries treated using these new materials heal within 7 – 10 days, without the need for additional dressing changes and with minimal pain or discomfort. All care is provided by Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons and Certified Wound Ostomy Nurses (CWON) that are specially trained in the care of burn related injuries.
A visit to the Tulane Outpatient Burn Clinic begins with a detailed examination by a board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with additional training in the care of burn related injuries. We can provide comprehensive care for all burn injuries (excluding those that are severe enough that they require admission to a burn hospital). Included in our services are specialized dressings, burn wound debridement, application of skin laminates that protect the burn wound and promote healing, and same-day operative management of burn injuries. We also provide post-burn reconstructive surgery to correct scars and skin problems related to old burn injuries. Our goal is to return our patients to work and everyday activities as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Burn injuries can be caused by any number of different events. A burn that may appear superficial at first can often lead to serious problems later on if it is not treated properly. Burn injuries which will benefit from treatment include:
For additional information or to make an appointment call 504-988-8100
The Tulane Outpatient Burn Clinic is conveniently located at the intersection of Clearview Parkway and Interstate 10, at Tulane-Lakeside Hospital in Metairie, LA.
Tulane – Lakeside Hospital
4720 South I-10 Service Road
Medical Office Building One – Suite 100
Metairie, LA 70001