Occupational and Physical Therapists specializing in the rehabilitation of burn patients are essential team members on the burn unit.
These rehabilitation specialists work closely with the physicians and nurses to ensure patient care plans for mobility, positioning, and skin care are optimized through close communication.
Vanderbilt Burn Center is a 20-bed Level I Burn Center dedicated to meeting the challenges of burn treatment and recovery. Our center serves as a regional referral source for both adult and pediatric patients. Vanderbilt Burn Center provides quality comprehensive care for burn patients staffed by physicians, nurses, therapists, and support personnel including psychiatrists and a chaplain who work as a team to apply the most advanced technology and treatment methods possible. The staff also provide assistance in treating the emotional trauma of patients and their families to help them live full, productive lives. In addition, Vanderbilt Burn Center serves as a resource center for both referring facilities and the community, providing outreach programs, continuing education, and ongoing research to maintain state-of-the-art care.
An outpatient clinic is operated in proximity to the inpatient unit to allow continuity of care with the burn specialists.
You will find links with more patient information about burn rehabilitation in the panel to the right. >