Burn Therapist Competency Tool- Expanded to Include Long Term Rehabilitationa dn Outpatient Care

February 28, 2017

The Burn Rehabilitation Therapist Competency Tool (BRTCT) was developed in 2011.  This was the first   national effort to provide standards that burn centers could use for the training and evaluation of a BRT performance. The American Burn Association Rehabilitation Committee  expanded the tool to include long-term rehabilitation and outpatient care.  The revised BRTCT includes four new practice domains and 28 new competency statements.

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Ingrid Parry, Lisa Forbes, David Lorello, Lynne Benavides, Catherine Calvert, Shu-chuan Chen Hsu, Annick Chouinard, Matthew Godleski, Phala Helm, Radha K. Holavanahalli, Jennifer Kemp-Offenberg, Catherine E. Ruiz, Rachel Shon, Jeffrey C. Schneider, Melinda Shetler, Oscar E. Suman, Bernadette Nedelec; Burn Rehabilitation Therapists Competency Tool—Version 2: An Expansion to Include Long-Term Rehabilitation and Outpatient Care, Journal of Burn Care & Research, Volume 38, Issue 1, 1 January 2017, Pages e261–e268, https://doi.org/10.1097/BCR.0000000000000364

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