December 2016 Newsletter

Thanks For Giving!

The Burn Prevention Network is blessed to be the recipient of so much generosity! Just thank-you-2io54wiover the past several weeks we have been approached by a number of groups and individuals who have been moved to make a difference in the life of a burn survivor, or help prevent life-changing injuries to unsuspecting victims. Some of you have chosen to support our services with a financial contribution. Some have expressed an interest to become personally involved and give of your time. We sincerely appreciate that generosity … if fact, we survive because of it! Continue reading

Safety Lines – Helping Those At Greatest Risk Stay Safe!

Part of the Burn Prevention Network’s mission is to provide education for “those at greatest risk” of burn injury. One of the largest segments of this population is young children. As infants become toddlers they are curious about their environment but unsteady on their feet, and do not yet understand the dangers of things that could burn them, like hot water, hot food on the stove, fireplace doors, candles…the list goes on!

To protect these precious little ones, it becomes crucial to teach those that take care of them how to keep them safe – their parents, guardians, and caregivers. Our “Safety Lines” newsletter attempts to do just that! Continue reading

How Are We Doing?

The Burn Prevention Network exists to broadly provide burn injury prevention education, materials and advocacy. Each year our targeted programs and services reach between your-opinion400,000 and 500,000 persons. We target these programs to those populations that are statistically at highest risk to sustaining burn injury, namely, children ages 0 – 4 (caregivers); children 12 and under; and firefighters. Continue reading

All I Want For Christmas!

Some of you are seasoned (old!) enough to remember the Holiday novelty song, “All I Want for Christmas.” The youthful singer goes on to proclaim with a lisp, “is my two front teeth!”

The delivery of that tune never ceases to bring a smile during the Season of Stress and 15355648_10153810225811653_1975018938896540247_nExcess! It reminds us that the simple things, we oftentimes take for granted, are the things that can bring the most fulfillment and happiness. Continue reading

The Importance of Burn Prevention

Written By Brian Joho and Nancy Humes, LVHN Regional Burn Center

The proverb “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is as relevant today as it was when Benjamin Franklin first penned it.  When Ben first gave that sage advice in 1736 he was arguing for the formation of the Union Fire Company in Philadelphia as a way to prevent the devastating social and economic losses a major fire can inflict to a city.  Since

Nancy Humes, LVHN Regional Burn Center, and Jessica Banks, Burn Prevention Network

Nancy Humes, LVHN Regional Burn Center, and Jessica Banks, Burn Prevention Network

then there has been much good work done by those who seek to prevent the suffering inflicted by fire.  We have seen the overall rate of burn injuries decrease across all demographic groups across the country.  With this decrease in the number of total burns there has been an increase in the survivability of even the most severe burn injuries due to advances in medical treatments.  Despite this good news there is still a price to be paid for those who are injured with burns.  Continue reading