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Burn Center Programs

Burn Survivor Support

Offering opportunities to share similar experiences.

  • Family Camps
  • Holiday Reunion
  • Burn Survivor Support Group - for adults and children; a meeting place for burn survivors, families and loved ones

School Reentry Program

Utilizing the Phoenix Society’s Journey Back format, burn injured children are reintegrated back into their classroom.

SOAR Peer Support

A peer support and advocacy program for burn survivors and family members utilizing SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery), a program of the Phoenix Society.

Since we first began in 1969, the Grossman Burn Center has earned a world-wide reputation as the innovative leader in burn treatment.

Prevention and Education Programs

As experts in the field of burn injuries, the burn center conducts valuable education and prevention programs in the communities we serve. The key to burn prevention is to stop the situation before it happens.

  • Careful That's Hot!, in partnership with Children's Burn Foundation, teaches parents the issues of child burn injuries while providing resources for prevention.
  • Burn Prevention for Seniors, in partnership with the Grossman Burn Foundation, outreaches to older adults and care professionals teaching prevention of common burn injuries.
  • Burn Safety in the Work-Place. When an employee is burned on the job, everyone is affected. Burn Safety presentations for employees who are at risk for burn injuries may minimize the risk of lost productivity, permanent disability and costly legal complications.  Please contact Cathy Butter, Communications & WorkComp coordinator to schedule a presentation, or for more information; (818) 676-4736.
  • Neighborhood health events and safety fairs where we offer free prevention information to the public.
  • Emergency Burn Care.  This lecture is taught by our Nurse Educator and provides a practical overview of the complex treatment required for adults and children sustaining burn injuries as well as a review of the principals of initial management, per the American Burn Association guidelines.
  • The Advanced Burn Life Support Provider Course is an eight-hour course for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, therapists, and paramedics offered twice a year at West Hills Hospital, taught and hosted by the Grossman Burn Center physicians and nurses. The course provides guidelines in the assessment and management of the burn patient during the first 24 hours post injury. Following a series of lectures, case studies are presented for group discussions. You will be given the opportunity to work with a simulated burn patient to reinforce the assessment, stabilization, and the American Burn Association transfer criteria to a Burn Center. Final testing consists of a written exam and a practical assessment.

    • Registration for this course can be done by going to the ABA website. Course fee is $250.  The registration fee covers the course tuition, the ABLS Handbook© - a CD containing course materials and slides - the go-to reference guide for comprehensive information on immediate burn care through the first 24 hours post injury, the test, and continuing education credits. The ABA designates this continuing medical education activity for up to 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. This program also has been approved by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) for 7.40 contact hours Synergy CERP Category A, File number 00018611. Click on "ABLS" and then "ABLS Course Schedule" to find the Grossman location class. UPCOMING COURSE: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at West Hills Hospital, 7300 Medical Center Dr., West Hills, CA 91307.  Questions? Contact Elaine Rojas, GBC Nurse Educator at (818) 676-4743.