A Staff of Dedicated Professionals
Helping patients recover from critical burns is truly a team effort. From the moment a burn victim arrives at the Burn Center, our emphasis is on returning that patient to the highest possible level of functioning. Immediately, our team addresses the complete physical, emotional and psychological impact of the burn injury on the individual. Burn patients' benefit from the expertise of a wide variety of specialists. This inter-disciplinary team is committed to helping burn patients through every phase of their recovery, healing the whole person - mind, body and spirit.
A multidisciplinary team who work closely together, assuring continuity of care for every patient:
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Recreational and respiratory therapists
- Interfaith clergy
- Social workers
Full-Service Medical Center
Immediate response and depth of experience are of paramount importance to those who use our services. On-site equipment includes hydrotherapy tanks, advanced diagnostic equipment and cardiac and respiratory monitoring systems.
Torrance Memorial's Burn Center is:
- Led by specially trained physicians whose careers and training are focused on burn treatment.
- A comprehensive center with high standards of care for victims of residential and industrial fires and accidents, with specialties in reconstructive, micro-vascular and complex wound management.
Equipped and staffed to treat adults, children and infants whose wounds require sophisticated or complex capabilities, on-site advanced technology and equipment.
In addition, the medical center is:
A fully accredited facility with a Level II
Emergency Department, which is approved for emergency care for pediatric patients (EDAP certified), and is a paramedic base station.
- Specially prepared for decontamination and management of a patient after hazardous materials exposure.