Burn Care

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Burn care at Dayton Children’s is designed specifically for the care of children with burns involving less than 50 percent of their total body surface.

Phone. 937-641-5844

Medical Director: David P. Meagher, Jr, MD

Services Available

  • Clinical care for burns
  • Multidisciplinary consultation as needed
  • Inpatient and outpatient burn education
  • In-room amenities for families needing to stay the night
  • Community burn prevention education for local schools and daycare centers throughout the greater Dayton area
  • Ronald McDonald House

Burn facts

  • Pediatric surgery receives over 50 visits each month for burns
  • Burns occur four times more often in boys than girls
  • Although we treat burns up to 50 percent of the body surface area (BSA), the most common burn admission is only 10 percent BSA
  • The most frequent burn in children is scalds, often from boiling liquids pulled from counters or heated in the microwave
  • Treadmill burns are becoming more and more frequent

Referral Process

Any direct admissions are coordinated by the pediatric surgery staff in conjunction with admitting. The referring physician should make arrangements with the medical director of burn services or his designee for admission of a burn patient. The majority of children should first be evaluated in the emergency department.

Phone. 937-641-5844


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