Banner Health: Burn Care Education

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Surgeon to provide valuable burn care education for community.

 Providing immediate, correct medical care to a person who has suffered burns to his body can greatly impact how bad the person’s injuries are including whether he or she survives. With that knowledge, leaders at Community Hospital looked for ways to provide emergency burn care education to lay people in the region. The 2016 wildfire that took place 15 miles north of Torrington – and a good distance from emergency medical services – also prompted residents to ask about training, said Dodi Walters, RN and clinical nurse educator for Community Hospital. “A person can provide life-saving care in the initial minutes of responding,” Walters said. “The sooner you stop the burning process, the less tissue damage.” This and other points of learning will be provided by burn surgeon Lyndsay Deeter, MD, the medical director for Banner Health’s Western States Burn Center in Greeley, Colorado. 

The evening class for community members is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 27 at Community Hospital, 2000 Campbell Drive, Torrington. There is no cost to attend and pre-registration is recommended but not required by calling (800) 230-2273.

Refreshments will be served.. For more information, please contact Walters at (307) 534-7112. EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are interested in arranging an interview in advance of this story to learn more about burn education, or you would like to attend either the day or evening class, please contact Sara Quale, (970) 820-4031 to make arrangements.

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