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3124 Fire Recovery Guide

Information guide on first aid and emergency management of fire and burn injury.

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A 10-Year Review of Necrotizing Fasciitis in the Pediatric Population: Delays to Diagnosis and Management, Clinical Pediatrics, 12016

A report conducted by VanderMeulen,H., Pernica, J. M., Roy,M., & Kam, A. J., in Clinical Paediatrics. The authors findings of a retrospective chart review examining cases of pediatric NF treated at a pediatric tertiary care centre. They found large variability in the care of presenting symptomatology. The noted a lack of standardized approaches results in delays in management and suboptimal antibiotic choice.

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Albumin Administration for Fluid Resuscitation in Burn Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta Analysis, Burns, 2017

A study reporting on a systemic review of the literature on albumin solutions in burn resuscitation

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An Ounce of Prevention Saves Tons of Lives: Infection in Burns, Surgical Infections

A review article written by Merchant, N., Smith, K., & Jeschke, M. G. (2015) published in Surgical Infections, 16(4), 380–387, doi: 10.1089/sur.2013.135 They summarize pertinent issues regarding infection prevention and control in the intensive care unit setting. They propose that bacteria is a central elements in the infectious cycle in burn units. The mechanism of bacterial entry into the unit and subsequent transmission and infection are delineated. Recommendations for reducing risk are provided Conclusions: The treatment of infection and sepsis against highly adaptable bacteria is often insurmountable by ill patients. In this process, bioburden needs to be corralled to have any success. Thus, preventing organisms from entering the unit and transferring onto other patients, and eliminating the bacteria dwelling in the unit are all necessary actions in this battle. Ultimately, maintaining a culture that is constantly wary of this risk only can achieve this goal.

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Assessing Primary Care Trainee Comfort in the Diagnosis and Management of Thermal Injuries

The study by Vrouwe S.Q. & Shahrokhi S. published by The Journal of Burn Care and Research (2016), doi: 10.1097/BCR.0000000000000477reports on the comfort of family medicine and emergency medicine trainees in the diagnosis and management of thermal burns. They document an opportunity for further collaboration between burn specialists and family physician training programs.

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Barriers and Facilitators to Work Reintegration and Burn Survivors’ Perspectives on Educating Work Colleagues

A study published in the journal Burns (2016) investigated burn survivors’ and clinicians’ perspectives of the barriers and facilitators to work reintegration.

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BC Firefighters Burn Awareness Week Safety Tips

A summary of Burn Awareness Tips developed by the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

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BC Firefighters Wound Healing and Inflammation Research Lab

A collaborative research lab with projects ranging from burn and wound healing to chronic inflammation and diabetes.

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BC Health Home Treatment for Second Degree Burns

Provincial public health guidelines on the home treatment of second degree burns.

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BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

The BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn safety issues. The fund also supports initiatives to increase burn safety awareness and burn survivor resources such as pressure garments, peer support groups and research supporting improvements in patient care.  

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Burn Advocates Network

An information and advocacy organization geared to support burn survivors, as they face the challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and reintegration. The organization supports international burn camps in Israel, India, Brazil, Haiti and the Dominican Republic

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Burn Registry Inventory

This is a compilation of how the registry data is collected by each province.

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Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society

The Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society raises funds and awareness for the Calgary Firefighter’s Burn Treatment Centre at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta. This fundraising supports specialized equipment upgrades and education for burn care team professionals.

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Camp BUCKO

Camp BUCKO (BUrn Camp for Kids in Ontario) provides an opportunity for children recovering from burn injuries to meet other children who share similar feelings and experiences in a camp environment. Camp gives these children temporary freedom from the everyday frustrations of being burned, a chance to share their stories and to bond with each other. Most of all though camp is a place to have fun and learn new things. It is a benefit for children in these circumstances to attend a program such as this to build self-esteem to cope with life beyond their burn injury.

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Camp Phoenix North

Camp Phoenix is for children and youth who have been patients in the Children’s Hospital burn unit. Every year between 30 and 40 children and youth from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Nunavut, attend Camp Phoenix. The camp is funded by the Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund, and staffed by Momenta with support from an Occupational Therapist that works with the campers in the hospital setting.

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Canadian Association of Burn Nurses

1986, a small group of dedicated burn nurses brought forward the idea to establish a national nursing organization. It was recognized that the care of burn patients is unique, and burn nurses across the country would benefit from sharing their knowledge and expertise with each other at biennial meetings. The first meeting was held in Toronto and The Canadian Association of Burn Nurses was established to promote the support of nurses and other care providers, enabling them to provide the best standard of care to burn survivors and their families.

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Canadian Burn Registry Group teleconference minutes, May 2014

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Canadian Burn Registry Group Terms of Reference

A summary of the terms of reference for the burn registry group. This is a national network of research assistants who m=maintain data on burn injuries, course in hospital and outcome.

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Canadian Burn Registry Members

This is a list of the burn registry members, location and contact information.

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Canadian Burn Survivors Community

The community connects burn survivors, fire fighters, health care professionals and anyone affected by the trauma of burns.  The Canadian Burn Survivor Community enables burn victims to draw on one another strengths, experiences and provide resources in their journey.

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Cape Breton Firefighters Society ABC Burn Camp

Each year Atlantic Burn Camp (ABC) accepts burn injured children ages 6 to 17 from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador for this annual event held on beautiful Cape Breton Island. Camp is staffed by firefighters, law enforcement, medical personnel, teachers volunteers.

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Entraide Grands Brûlés

Entraide Grands Brûlés is a support resource for burn survivors in their physical and psychological healing process. The resource is available for survivors and family members. Several types of support services and programs, such as financial support for victims and their families while in hospital or rehabilitation, psychosocial care, burn camp, and accommodations are provided by Entraide Grands Brûlés

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Firefighters Burn Fund Victoria

The Fire Fighters Burn Fund Victoria, British Columbia is dedicated to the treatment, support, prevention and education of burn and fire injuries. The Fire Fighters Burn Fund Victoria, works with health care teams to assist burn survivors through the entire process from injury to recovery. This includes the purchase of medical equipment for the Burn Unit at Royal Jubilee Hospital, patient and family support and fire and burn prevention programs in the community.

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Fondation des Pompiers du Québec/ Québec Firefighters Foundation

The Québec Firefighters’ Foundation (FPQGB) is dedicated to supporting burn survivors’ in Québec. They contribute by funding and supporting specialized care, basic and clinical research, direct assistance for burn survivors’ and their families, collaboration among firefighters and burn survivors, and promoting fire prevention education.

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Hamilton Hospital Patient Guide, Living With Your Burns

A handbook for patients and care providers outlining what to expect during treatment and in recovery of a burn injury

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ICD-9 Group Coding Clarifications

This document provides further detailed information for the coding of burn and non-burn injuries captured by in the registry.

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International Association of Firefighters Canada- Canadian Affiliation to International Firefighters Association

The International Association of Fire Fighters is a unified voice to advance the profession and advocate for fire fighters' safety and rights on Parliament Hill. The IAFF represents full-time, paid employees engaged in firefighting, emergency medical or rescue service activities.

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John Westhaver - Motivational Speaker

A website featuring John Westhaver. John provides information on himself and his work. He is a motivational speaker committed to giving back and making the world a better place.

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Les Brûlures Comprendre Pour Accompagner

[French] A book for patients, survivors and their support systems

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LOEX Lab

A Tissue Engineering Lab founded in 1985 to treat severe burn victims. One of the first laboratories in the world to perform organ reconstruction by tissue engineering using normal cells. Today LOEX boasts ten units on two sites: a skin culture unit for patients, and nine other units dedicated to the lab’s other main research areas.

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L’Association des grands brûlés

L’Association des grands brûlés F.L.A.M. est là pour réconforter et redonner espoir en l'avenir. Après l'hospitalisation, il faut miser sur une bonne qualité de vie. C’est important d’y voir.

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Mamingwey Burn Society

Mamingwey provides a safe and nurturing peer support environment for burn survivors, family members, friends and caregivers to learn from one another. The group encourages healing of the psychological aspects of burn injury. They also host an annual conferences for burn survivors. They are affiliated with the Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund Inc.

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Management of Burn Trauma Handbook

A guide for parent and family members offered by The Children's Hospital of Montreal for burn trauma of children and teens

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Manitoba Firefighters Burn Fund Inc

Fund raising organization to support improved care and outcomes for burn survivors. They support the purchase of specialized equipment, supporting ongoing education opportunities for members of the Burn Team, Phoenix North Burn Camp and research initiatives.

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Nova Scotia Firefighters Burn Treatment Society

The aim of this charitable organization is to raise money for the victims of burn injury. The Society, with participation from firefighters throughout Nova Scotia, holds special fund raising events to support requests from the Victoria General Hospital and the Izaak Walton Killam Hospital For Children and the Nova Scotia Burn Support Group.

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Phoenix Society

A Peer Support and information resource for burn survivors

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Saskatchewan Burn Support Network

The Saskatchewan Burn Support Network is dedicated to supporting the ongoing recovery and healing of those affected by a burn injury.  The network goal is to provide support through education, advocacy and community resources in the province of Saskatchewan.

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Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association Burn Fund

The Saskatchewan Professional Fire Fighters Association (SPFFA) main purpose is to raise and distribute funds to help Saskatchewan families of burn patients with treatment, care, and rehabilitations. The fund has also funded the province's two burn units in Regina and Saskatoon.

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Skin Patient Alliance

A national organization that promotes skin health and quality of life.

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SOAR information Sheet

An information sheet for hospitals on starting a SOAR peer support program.

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Sunnybrook Burn Research and Skin Regeneration Lab

Within the lab there are two active groups, one focusing on skin stem cells and skin regeneration, and the other on immune-metabolism aspects of burn.

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Sunnybrook St. John Burn Rehabilitation Guide

Patient care pamphlet outlining rehabilitation information

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SweetLeilani Makeup

SweetLeilani is a certified paramedical camouflage specialist and instructs clients in concealing challenging skin conditions. This is also referred to as paramedical makeup, skin care cover foundation is used to conceal severe post surgical bruising, scarring, birthmarks, Rosacea, Eczema, acne, burns and tattoos. The opaque formula conceals all types of skin discolouration with ease and performs like a second skin that is so natural even male clients use it daily for facial scarring.

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The Biochemical Alterations Underlying Post-Burn Hypermetabolism,

A discussion paper published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta ( 2017) examine the biomarkers and molecules which play a role in the induction and mediation of hypercatabolic condition post-thermal injury.

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The Canadian Skin Patient Aliiance

An patient alliance network aimed at promoting skin health and quality of life

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The international Classification of Diseases ICD -9 Classification for Burn and Non- Burn Injuries

The international Classification of Diseases ICD -9 classification for burn and non- burn injuries captured in the registry.

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Threshold Age and Burn Size Associated With Poor Outcomes in the Elderly After Burn Injury

Report of a study conducted to determine whether there is a cut-off age and burn size for elderly burn patients that is correlated with an increased risk for mortality.

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University of Calgary Tissue Regeneration Research Lab

The lab examines how specialized niche cells modulate stem cell behavior and how these interactions influence hair follicle morphogenesis and tissue regeneration.

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Victim Survivors Living with a Burn Injury

A self help guide for surviving a burn injury

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