Burn Injury Season Grows As More Patients Fill Burnett Burn Center

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Weekends are proving especially busy in The University of Kansas Hospital Burnett Burn Center with patients suffering serious injuries from lighting brush and leaf fires using accelerants like gasoline or diesel. Half of all burns treated in the center are flame burns caused by accelerants. Last year, the burn center cared for 400 total burn patients and we are on pace to exceed that number this year. Fall and winter result in more injuries from fires than any other time of year followed by the Fourth of July. Kenneth Schmille of Amazonia, shares his story. Jennifer Parks, RN and trauma performance improvement coordinator offers advice on what to do if you get burned.