UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center - Anschutz Medical Campus

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Monday: All Day
Tuesday: All Day
Wednesday: All Day
Thursday: All Day
Friday: All Day
Saturday: All Day
Sunday: All Day
Your team
Kathryn Moser, ANPC
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Ruple Cristianna, PA-C
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Anne Wagner, MD
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Patrick Duffy, MD
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Arek Wiktor, MD
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American Burn Association Certified
The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center at Anschutz is the first and longest-standing American Burn Center (ABA)-verified burn center in the Rocky Mountain region.
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The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center at Anschutz in metro Denver is Colorado’s premier burn center since 1976.  We are one of 54 American Burn Association (ABA) verified locations in the United States and the first ABA-verified burn center in Colorado.

Our burn center model provides inpatient and outpatient services in one location. For patients, this means a seamless transition through their entire burn and frostbite recovery.

  • Inpatient Burn Center hours: 24 hours a day. Inpatient unit questions: 720.848.7583
  • Outpatient Burn Clinic hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Burn Clinic questions: 720.848.0747

Burn and frostbite conditions we treat

  • Burns
    • Chemical
    • Electrical (including lightning strikes)
    • Thermal
  • Drug rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms.
  • Frostbite: Frostbite patients receiving our innovative t-PA protocol had a digit amputation rate of 2% in 2014, compared to 31% amputation rate for patients who do not receive t-PA.
  • Necrotizing fasciitis.
  • Soft tissue diseases (Darier’s Disease, epidermolysis bullosa, pemphigus vulgaris).
  • Stevens – Johnson syndrome.
  • Toxic epidermal necrolysis.

The advantage of our multispecialty team

At the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus, a team of medical specialists work together to treat your unique burn and frostbite conditions.  These teams are made up of surgeons, registered nurses, burn technicians, psychiatrists, and pharmacists. Additional staff members include social workers, caseworkers, nutritionists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. These professionals blend their expertise to maximize your recovery and your quality of life.

Refer your patient: call 1.844.285.4555

Referring physicians: please call us at any time.

A referral to the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center, regardless of size or type of injury, means that the patient will have access to our team of burn specialists including physical and occupation therapy, nutrition, psychology, and rehabilitation along with exposure to our SOAR (Survivors Offering Assistance in Recovery) peer support program and assistance through our Burn Foundation and burn survivor community.

Referral criteria

  • 2nd-degree burns > 10 %
  • Burns to face, hands, feet, perineum, major joints
  • 3rd-degree burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Inhalation injury
  • Chemical burns
  • Pediatric burns (13 years and under or under 40 kg go to Children’s Hospital Colorado)
  • Burns with associated trauma
  • Burns accompanied by pre-existing medical conditions
  • Burns with special social, emotional, or rehabilitation needs

Patients and family

Patients transported to the UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center

If your loved one has been transported to the Burn Center, please go to the Emergency Department at University of Colorado Hospital, where staff can assist you in locating your loved one.

Burn support group

The UCHealth Burn and Frostbite Center offers many resources to facilitate emotional healing post-burn injury including Burn Support Group, Survivor Peer Support through the Phoenix Society SOAR Program, and Outreach and Prevention volunteer opportunities.

To connect to our burn community, contact our social worker at 720.553.4391.

Professional resources

UCHealth Burn Consult mobile app

Features:

  • 24/7 access to a UCHealth burn surgeon.
  • Fully HIPAA-compliant.
  • Faster and more accurate evaluation.
  • Send encrypted photos via your phone.
  • General hospital login available.

For additional information or to establish access to the app, please contact Nancy Biaggi, Outreach Manager, at nancy.biaggi@uchealth.org

To download, search “UCH Burn Consult.”

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Patient follow-up for referral centers/EMS

If you have referred or transported an injured patient and would like to receive follow up information, please contact Regina Krell (regina.krell@uchealth.org), Trauma program manager.

Education and training

UCHealth provides ongoing education for the next generation of trauma providers, including residents, fellows, nurses, and medical students. Among the professional training opportunities we offer:

  • Advance Burn Life Support (ABLS®)
  • Advance Surgical Skills for Exposure in Trauma (ASSET®)
  • Advance Trauma Life Support (ATLS®)
  • Rural Trauma Team Development Course (RTTDC®)
  • Trauma Care After Resuscitation (TCAR®)
  • Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC®)

These can be found on the uchealth.org events calendar.

How to find trauma-related education opportunities:

  1. Go to the “Events” calendar.
  2. Type “trauma” in the Search field.
  3. Click Submit.
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