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Burn Clinical Pathway

Pathway Background and Objectives

Connecticut Children’s cares for patients with mild to moderately burns. Burn injury can vary in severity from superficial to partial thickness to full thickness. Connecticut Children’s has not had a standardized approach to care for these children in the past. A standardized approach will ensure that all patients receive optimal care for their burn injuries.

Specific objectives of this pathway are to:

  • Decrease variability in the management of patients with burns
  • Appropriately triage, diagnose and classify burns in the pediatric patient
  • Provide appropriate burn care management for inpatients, including fluid resuscitation, dressing changes, and pain management
  • Better delineate discharge criteria for admitted burn patients


Download Burn Algorithm – Updated February 16, 2022

Quality Metrics

  • Percent utilization of order set (admitted patients only)
  • Percentage of patients treated and released from the ED
  • Percentage of patients admitted to MS6
  • Percentage of eligible patients with notification to Fire Marshal for burn >5% TBSA
  • Percentage of patients transferred to a burn center
  • LOS for admitted patients (days)

Educational Module

Download Burn Educational Module – Updated February 16, 2022

Key References

Pathway Contacts

  • Brendan Campbell, MD, MPH
  • Samantha Pelow, APRN
  • Jen Tabak, RN, MSN


The clinical pathways in the above links have been developed specifically for use at Connecticut Children’s and are made available publicly for informational and/or educational purposes only. The clinical pathways are not intended to be, nor are they, a substitute for individualized professional medical judgment, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Although Connecticut Children’s makes all efforts to ensure the accuracy of the posted content, Connecticut Children’s makes no warranty of any kind as to the accuracy or completeness of the information or its fitness for use at any particular facility or in any individual case.

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