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Burn Care

The Power of Healing

Patients with life-threatening and even minor burn injuries come to us for expert care from a collaborative team of physicians, burn surgeons, nurses, therapists and social workers. Our comprehensive burn treatment is designed to handle chemical burns, electrical burns and less serious wounds that may be caused by fire, steam or even hot liquids in a home kitchen.

Burns are primarily divided into three categories: first-degree (superficial burns), second-degree (partial thickness burns) and third-degree (full thickness burns). Burns can progress in the first few days—blisters may form or burns can become deeper (this is what happens when a sunburn blisters the next day). How these types of burns are treated initially will determine the most successful outcome.

Our state-of-the-art resources help us extend the highest level of compassionate care for both pediatric and adult burn patients.

Our Lady of Lourdes Health’s Burn Center

As the only burn center in Southwest Louisiana, Lourdes’ burn center provides patients and their families with the highest level of specialized burn care close to home.

Our Lady of Lourdes Burn Center

Our burn center physicians regularly provide community outreach to educate people on the dangers of burns, with training for first responders, providers in rural areas and even education geared toward children about at-home cooking safety.

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Burn First Aid

Below, you will find instructions on how to care for both minor and more serious burns immediately following an incident. These instructions DO NOT take the place of being seen by a Lourdes medical professional.

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