Pediatric Burn and Wound Program
We treat all types of burns throughout every stage of healing — from acute diagnosis to treating scars and therapy. Our trauma center is equipped to assess and treat severe burns (including from heat, electrical, and chemicals) and our Critical Care Tower includes a pediatric burn unit. We're able to offer the highest level of care, close to home, throughout the healing process and follow-up care.
Wolfson Children's is proud to participate in the development of a registry based on the American Burn Association's strict standards of care. We work to ensure all the criteria is met so we can improve quality and cost of burn care.
Our team of pediatric burn specialists has deep experience in the wide range of conditions related to burn care. We provide important and ongoing support to children with burn injuries and their families including pain management, social work, child life, and physical and occupational therapy.
Large, deep, or complicated wounds may heal slowly and require irrigation, cleaning, or dressing. Customized wound care can prevent infection and promote healing. Although children usually heal faster than adults, their skin is also usually more sensitive. At a pediatric-focused wound care center like ours, we understand the issues that only affect children. We’re also especially qualified to keep your child comfortable and as calm as possible during treatment. And we work with parents and caregivers to make sure you’re comfortable with any necessary care you may have to give at home.
- Gastrostomy Tube Site Problems
- Pilonidal Cysts
- Pressure Sores
- Surgical Wounds
- Trauma Wounds
If your child experiences a serious burn injury, Wolfson Children's is the place to go in an emergency. Our speciality is a pediatric-only focus and we're equipped to assess, treat, and care for your child, including their follow-up needs. You can do it all, right here in Jacksonville, close to home.
Our PICU nurses are trained according to the protocol and strict standards of care required by the American Burn Association. And we have designated space in our Critical Care Unit specifically for burn care.
Our Standard is Excellence
The Snyder Burn & Wound Program is a compliment to the Porter Family Children's Trauma Center. With a 24/7 in-house pediatric trauma team, we provide faster, direct access to specialized care during the critical "golden hour" following a trauma. Treatment at our emergency centers comes with the full range of resources of our nationally recognized children’s hospital. We specialize in kids and we're one of the few award-winning hospitals in the nation with a "peds-only" Burn & Wound program.
Critical Care Transport
Hospitals and physicians can arrange transportation of critically ill children to Wolfson Children’s Hospital from another facility on our helicopters, plane or Kids Kare Mobile Intensive Care Unit. Newborns to teenagers will receive the critical care they may need while en route.