Burn victims can upload photos to BRG Burn Center for quick assessment

Burn victims can upload photos to BRG Burn Center for quick assessment

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge General (BRG) is offering online referrals to burn victims who submit photos of their burns to the BRG's Regional Burn Center.

Whether flame, scald, electrical or petrochemical/industrial injuries, BRG's acute care inpatient unit and outpatient burn clinic offers experienced care.

BURN CARE INCLUDES TREATING:

  • Burn Infections
  • Cooking Burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Disfigurement
  • Electrical Burns
  • First-degree Burns
  • General Burns
  • Scalding Burns
  • Surgery for Scaring
  • Third Degree Burns (not requiring hospitalization)

Inquiries about whether a patient is appropriate for transfer or if proper care measures are being followed can be submitted by uploading a picture of the burn. By seeing the patient in a picture, BRG can help you make better assessments on whether the patient is appropriate for transfer.
Patients can upload a picture online.

BURN CENTER VISITING HOURS

  • 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Baton Rouge General was the first to open a burn program in Louisiana in the 1970s and 14th in the US. Since then, the Regional Burn Center has saved thousands of lives from more than 150 zip codes and hundreds of offshore platforms stationed in coastal waters.

BRG has the only verified burn center between Florida and Texas and is one of only 68 in the U.S. that is held to specific standards by the American Burn Association through its verified status.

BRG's Regional Burn Center plays an integral role in supporting other Gulf Coast states when the need arises. As the Southeastern region's only verified Burn Center designated by the American Burn Association, with nearest centers in Texas and Florida, Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center provides advanced, comprehensive burn care to more than 90 percent of the region's patients who have suffered some of life's most tragic accidents.

Learn more about the BRG Regional Burn Center's resources and team of experts by visiting by contacting (225) 387-7717 or Burn@BRGeneral.org.

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